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Sonia Sotomayor

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2014

    Rightbloggers Go to Holy War for Hobby Lobby, Against Abortion Pills, Lady Judges

    Well, the Hobby Lobby lawsuit somehow made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the glue and glitter chain's arguments, and those of other religious employers, that providing health care that might tempt their employees into pregnancy-free sex was against their religion, were put forward last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2014

    The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013, Part 2

    We hope it's been long enough since listicle season (only a few days, but hell, your attention spans have all been shot to pieces by the internet, right?) that you won't mind if we present part 2 of the roundup we began last week. Herewith items 5 through 1 in our list of the dumbest ideas that wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Muppets Are Coming to the Museum of the Moving Image

    Come 2014-2015, New Yorkers are going to be able to meet Miss Piggy in the ... felt. On Monday, the Museum of the Moving Image and Mayor Bloomberg announced the creation of a new gallery that will house 400 puppets, costumes, props, and miscellany donated by the family of Jim Henson, the visionary b ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 24, 2013

    PAPER TRAIL

    Where the literati are this week

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Should SCOTUS Justices Use The Word 'Alien' In Considering How Arizona's Immigration Law Impacts Citizens?

    There were two notable things that jumped out at us yesterday as the Obama administration challenged Arizona's controversial immigration law SB 1070 before the Supreme Court. First of all, who the hell in the Obama administration let Solicitor General Donald Verrilli anywhere near the Supreme Cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg's State of the City: Education, Jobs, Innovation, Lady Gaga, Innovation

    ​Not a lot of surprises at the mayor's State of the City speech today at Morris High School in the Bronx. In an auditorium inside the school, Mike Bloomberg spoke for about an hour on how to improve public education and the economy and how to make this great city the capital of innovation. Tha ... More >>

  • News

    January 11, 2012

    100 Most Powerless New Yorkers

    A 'power list' for the rest of us

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    The Looming NFL Strike: Get Ready for Clueless Coverage

    ​Why is the looming NFL strike different from all other strikes? Well, first, it's not a strike, it's a lockout. Or at least it will be on March 4, when the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Football League and the player's union expires and the owners padlock the gates. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Lady Gaga Tops Pelosi and Sotomayor on Power List

    ​Forbes magazine has named Lady Gaga the seventh most powerful women on the planet, topping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor. This is an outrage! Gaga should have been higher! Maybe even at number one, above their actual choice, Michelle Obama. After all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    The Poorest Congressional District in America? Right Here, in New York City

    ​There are 435 congressional districts in the United States of America. And the poorest one in the country is right here in New York City. Can you guess which one it is?

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Kagan-ation: Senate Confirms Elena Kagan to Supreme Court, NYC Repped Hard

    ​Following Justice So-Bro Sonia Sotomayor's appointment last summer, Elena Kagan has "thrown down" for Manhattan today.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Mystery 12th Spy Emerges in Russia Spy Case; Anna Chapman Wants to Sell Her Story

    ​Today in spy news, get this: There's another, previously unheard of spy in the mix! A 12th spy! As Tom Robbins pointed out, "The Third Man" is so the right soundtrack for this whole fiasco. The new spy is 23, which means the chances of him being hot are, well, pretty good. Youth is attractive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Happy SCOTUSTime: A Users Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court Rulings Handed Down Today!

    ​People are crazy-fanatical about the Supreme Court! Why? Because it's our most mysterious and mystical and crazy-cool branch of government, wherein, a bunch of people who scored some of the most awesome civil service jobs in the country - it's almost impossible to get fired - by not appearing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Adolfo Carrion Reminds Us Why He's Not the Latino NY Needs for Statewide Office

    No, gracias​The wrong Carrion nominated himself for lieutenant governor in this morning's Daily News. Think of Gladys Carrion, the celebrated commissioner of the New York State Office of Children & Family Services, or a host of other prominent Latinos before Adolfo Carrion, the ex-Bronx boro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2010

    Kyl, Specter Talk Supreme Court Filibuster on Fox News

    Justice John Paul Stevens​Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) stopped just short of threatening a filibuster of any liberal the president nominates to replace liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, but newly-Democratic Senator Arlen Specter thinks the ugly mood of the Senate "might w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    No TV For Prop 8 Trial in San Francisco -- US Supreme Court

    ​The US Supreme Court has pulled the plug on broadcasting the historic Prop 8 federal trial, beginning today in San Francisco. Last week, Judge Vaughn Walker made the decision to allow delayed televised coverage of the trial. Video coverage was to be available regularly on YouTube, though Wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Morgenthau Night at the Javits Center

    ​Being Veterans Day eve, it was fitting that past and present employees of the Manhattan District Attorney's office gathered last night to honor their outgoing boss, Robert Morgenthau, who has headed the office since 1975. Morgenthau is a veteran of the Second World War where he served as a L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Fired Post Editor Alleges Lip-Licking, Racist Workplace in Suit

    ​A former New York Post editor is suing the paper, parent company News Crop, and editor-in-chief Col Allan, alleging a series of spectacularly offensive acts committed against her and other female staffers. Sandra Guzman, who was fired after complaining about the famous chimp cartoon in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    Manhattan real estate may be stabilizing, but Sotomayor's not selling

    ​Local real estate experts say Manhattan prices may have hit bottom, but Greenwich Village resident Sonia Sotomayor is holding on to her condo anyway. Sotomayor, who you may have heard recently took a new job out of town, told C-Span in an interview for an upcoming documentary that prices ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street. Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it. 9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Video: Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Dances, Sings Karaoke

    Here is raw footage of newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Irish Channel bar in DC, dancing to "Celebration" and doing karaoke to "We are Family." She's the lady in the vibrant blue jacket. Matt Yglesias says it's a lousy bar, but you've seen Yglesias -- does he look like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    The Baseball Strike, 15 Years Later: What Was That About?

    We all know what Lord Acton said about being doomed to repeat history, so while the fifteenth anniversary of the 1994 MLB Strike (August 12) is still fresh in everyone's mind, let's do some reviewing: Looking back, the casualty list seems staggering: nearly 950 major league games and more than $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Sotomayor Goes to the Supreme Court

    ​Despite some desperate last-minute calls, the Senate cleared Sonia Sotomayor's last obstacle, approving her for the Supreme Court 68-31. Nine Republicans joined all the Democrats in voting for her (the conservative American Spectator lists them, presumably with dishonor). "I wish President Ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic by iamawizard. The week started with an underwear run and went downhill from there. President Obama's Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor, rocked the Judiciary Committee. He felt so good about that he released unexpected stimulus money for New York cops, and announced Medal of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Sotomayor Approved by Judiciary Committee

    Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee en banc. All the Democrats (Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Russell Feingold, Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Cardin, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Ed Kaufman, Arlen Specter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

      Twitpic by tedsink. Last weekend's Siren Festival left many of us groggy, and a good thing too, as the week that followed was best seen in soft focus. President Obama and Henry Louis Gates were the comedy team of the week. Mayor Bloomberg, angry about the way mayoral school control ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 22, 2009
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    July 21, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    The Deutsche Bank fire is Mayor Bloomberg's "defining debacle," says Wayne Barrett, "a failure of leadership, accountability, and transparency, revealed in one law enforcement report or news story after another." But with the help of a complaisant press, the Mayor's getting off the hook. Asked why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Sotomayor Hearings, Expected Confirmation a Conservative Triumph, Say Rightbloggers

    Seen from a normal perspective, the Sotomayor hearings had to be a disappointment to rightbloggers. She appears on course to be confirmed (Conservative Crusader saw the writing on the wall even by Monday: "RACIST ANTI-CONSTITUTION SOTOMAYOR TO BE CONFIRMED TO SCOTUS"). And despite some hard quest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Sotomayor to Be Honored with Afro-Latin-Soviet Anthem

    Confidence is running so high that Sonia Sotomayor will be confirmed for the Supreme Court that Obama-socialists are already creating Soviet-style artistic tributes to the Wise Latina. Symphony Space, located in the commie nest Upper West Side, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts have commissioned a sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Update on the Damn Sotomayor Hearings

    Yesterday Al Franken reminisced with Sonia Sotomayor about Perry Mason. Today Arlen Specter asks if she'd like TV cameras in the Supreme Court. Sotomayor tells John Cornyn she won't use foreign law to interpret the constitution. Tom Coburn asks her if she's worried that gun control would take t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Mayor Bloomberg spoke for Sonia Sotomayor at the hearings today, lauded her appointment on diversity grounds in that she would represent The Bronx. (Ginsburg is from Brooklyn, Scalia from Queens.) "My grandmother was born in Montgomery, Alabama," Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau told Alabama Sena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Sotomayor Update: Temperament Problem?

    Lindsey Graham asked Sotomayor if she had "a temperament problem." On the internet, others stepped up with their own. "I would have given my queendom if she'd stood up and tossed her chair or something," says Susan Campbell; "Dude, the fact that #sotomayor has not kicked you in the nuts is a testame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Dance troupe, Governor's Island. Boy, what a week. Gay Pride was effulgent as ever with three D.A. candidates voguing for the cameras, but marred by a gay-bashing on the Upper East Side. The authorities got involved and the cops went to work, and now it looks like there have been more such incide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Supremes Reverse New Haven Discrimination Suit, Sotomayor

    The Supreme Court has overturned the New Haven job discrimination ruling in favor of white people. They ruled 5-4 that in in Ricci et al. v. DeStefano et al, 20 white firefighters were unfairly passed over for promotion to which they were entitled by exam results by superiors eager to promote blac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Puerto Rican Day Parade Rocks Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

    The Puerto Rican Day Parade was Sunday, and the clouds seemed not to dampen the traditional high spirits. Sonya Sotomayor didn't make it, but given Republican concerns with her heritage, we can understand why. Neither did Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate attend. But the mayor and the governor and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    President Obama graciously escorted GM into bankruptcy.Enemies decried his kind words and big speech to the Muslim world, but it still went over big. Can't touch this! We're beginning to think that Obama's letting total lunatics attack him on a government website just for the laughs. Patriots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Rightbloggers on Sotomayor: Everything They Hate

    Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has stirred some interesting debate, but we who follow rightbloggers will forever remember it for the reaction of National Review's immigration expert, Mark Krikorian. It's as distinctive as Roman Hruska's defense of G. Harrold Carsw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Local Republicans Threaten to Bring Back Giuliani

    Rudolph Giuliani's got some gubernatorial fanboys working for him. Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton claims his 2010 candidate for governor is "overwhelmingly supported" by the Party and that "compared to New York City, turning Albany around would be a breeze." (George Pataki didn't d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Local Republicans Threaten to Bring Back Giuliani

    Rudolph Giuliani's got some gubernatorial fanboys working for him. Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton claims his 2010 candidate for governor is "overwhelmingly supported" by the Party and that "compared to New York City, turning Albany around would be a breeze." (George Pataki didn't d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by limespark. Thanks to Memorial Day it was a short week, but seemed as eventful as a full one. Why is it always like that? The weekend was full of excitement, with a weak-ass Coney "festival" and a bombed Starbucks. Times Square went carless, pissing off Andrea Peyser. President Obama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Sotomayor Strip-Search Opinion Offers Clue to Her Civil Rights Stance

    Last week, while President Obama was vetting her credentials out of the Oval Office, Judge Sonia Sotomayor firmly dissented from her appeals court colleagues on a case that -- while it surely won't be considered a landmark ruling in the vein of saving Major League Baseball -- suggests her approach t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Jockbeat: Did Sonia Sotomayor Save Baseball Or Didn't She?

    Did Sonia Sotomayor save baseball or didn't she?  All week long the press has been heatedly debating the extent to which President Obama's Supreme Court nominee impacted the national pastime with her 1995 decision.  First, a brief summary of what it was that Sotomayor did. In 1994, with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Barrett: Bloomie, Sonia, and Barry -- A Tale of Influence?

    OK, say you're on an early May visit in the Oval Office with the new president. Say you didn't support the man in 2008, won't answer press questions about who you did vote for, and are reported to have quietly told Republican leaders back home that you backed John McCain. Say you're not a lawyer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Conservatives In a Tizzy Over Yet Another Innocuous Food Preference

    Photo borrowed from bossipFirst, there was Obama's choice of a burger condiment... and now this. Apparently, Conservatives are worried that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will be swayed by pigs' feet. Reacting, ridiculously, to a speech the judge gave in 2001 in which she said that, "Persona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Twitpic by bethofalltrades. We love Staten Island. These stories appear in today's Staten Island Advance: a 20-year-old who "opened fire" with a .45 on his street, an 18-year-old who slashed his 14-year-old brother in a dispute over TV volume, and a young couple who took their baby out for a joyri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Obama Picks Sonia Sotomayor of The Bronx for Supreme Court

    Sonia Sotomayor has a Wikipedia page, so in just a few minutes you can know more about Obama's pick to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court than we do. You probably already know that she is a homegirl, born in the South Bronx. You may get a glimpse of the conservative case against her at Natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Sotomayor Steps Up: "I Strive Never to Forget the Real-World Consequences of My Decisions"

    Say what you will about identity politics, it plays well with crowds. The Sotomayor announcement began with prolonged, joyful applause. "Well, I'm excited too," said Obama. Then he tried to ground things a bit: "Of the many responsibilities granted to the President by the Constitution," he said, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Portrait of Sotomayor as a Young Prosecutor: Smoking and Talking

    So what was role model and new Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor like back in the early 1980s when she was an assistant D.A. in Manhattan battling crime? Well, for one thing, according to a November, 1983 New York Times magazine story titled "The D.A.'s Right Arms," Sotomayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Bloomberg Psyched About Sotomayor (Who Thwarted Him on Homeless)

    Mayor Bloomberg is psyched about President Obama nominating Bronxite Sonia Sotomayor to the highest court in the land: "When I met with the President in the Oval Office earlier this month," he says in a statement at his website, "I took the opportunity to tell him that Sonia Sotomayor would be an ... More >>

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