Tales from the Trail

Sotomayor: getting lost on way to Supreme Court nomination

September 25, 2009

USA-SOTOMAYOR/When Sonia Sotomayor got THE CALL, she says her heart started racing and she started crying.

Baseball gets Justice — Sotomayor to throw first pitch

September 22, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a longtime avid fan of the New York Yankees baseball team, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

Sotomayor’s first day on bench in public session, Ricky Martin attends

September 8, 2009

Justice Sonia Sotomayor received a warm welcome from her fellow Supreme Court colleagues on her first day on the bench in a public session attended by such luminaries as President Barack Obama and singer Ricky Martin.

McCain opposes former rival’s first Supreme Court nominee

August 3, 2009

OBAMA/Nine months after losing the U.S. presidential election to Democrat Barack Obama, Republican John McCain is still taking center stage to voice disagreement with his former U.S. Senate colleague.

Live updates from the Sotomayor confirmation hearings

By Reuters Staff
July 16, 2009

Reuters’ Andrew Quinn will be providing live updates on the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor, scheduled to start on Tuesday at 0930 ET. (Editor’s note: Reader comments appear in a smaller font)

1,200 law professors sign up as Sotomayor fans

July 8, 2009

Nearly 1,200 law professors from across the country signed up to support U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and one early Republican critic says he may even vote for her.

The First Draft: Recess!

June 29, 2009

USA/There’s a real school’s-out feeling around Washington today. Congress left town last week after the House voted for bill to curb climate change, and most lawmakers won’t be back until after the July 4 holiday weekend. The Supreme Court issues its last rulings of the term, with a full sheaf of decisions expected — but then the justices will be gone for the summer.

The First Draft: the Supreme Court and the Spelling Bee

May 28, 2009

SPELLING BEE/KIDSWith Congress gone this week and President Barack Obama out of town for most of today, Washington turns to its two traditional inside-the-Beltway sporting events: handicapping a Supreme Court nominee’s chances of confirmation, and watching the nerve-wracking finals of the National Spelling Bee.

The First Draft: Obama campaigns again – for his court pick

May 27, 2009

OBAMA/President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail.

But this time he’s not trying to win himself a job …he is trying to win over support for his Supreme Court nominee,  Sonia Sotomayor.