President Obama's selection of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court marks a milestone for his administration and in the court's history. If confirmed, she would be the first Hispanic to sit on the high court and its third woman. Here's Slate's coverage of her path to the nomination and our commentary leading up to Obama's selection.
"Slate's Dialogue on the Sotomayor Hearings," by Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, July 16, 2009.
"What a Waste: The Sotomayor hearings were a mass of missed opportunities for Republicans and Democrats alike," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009.
"Honesty at Last! At Sotomayor's hearing, the abortion protestors are the only ones telling the truth, by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2009.
"She's Come Redone: Senators at today's hearing were determined to cast Sotomayor as over-the-top. Why didn't she fight back harder?" by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, July 13, 2009.
"Confirmation in 60 Seconds: Everything you need to know about Sonia Sotomayor's upcoming hearings," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Saturday, July 11, 2009.
"White Men Can't Judge? Why Sonia Sotomayor might really believe that Latina women make better judges," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Thursday, June 11, 2009.
"In a 'Different' Voice: What does the research about how gender influences judging actually say?" by Deborah Rhode. Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009.
"The Great Caperton Caper: The Supreme Court talks about judicial bias. Kinda," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, June 8, 2009.
"Teach to America: Can judicial confirmation hearings really be transformed into 'teachable moments'?" by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Thursday, June 4, 2009.