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  Supreme Court - Associate Justice
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OfficeAssociate Justice
Type Confirmation
Filing Deadline June 01, 2009 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open August 06, 2009 - 02:00pm Central
Polls Close August 06, 2009 - 01:15pm Central
Term Start August 08, 2009 - 02:00pm
Term End 00, 2060 - 12:00pm
Last ModifiedAJ June 21, 2010 06:59pm
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Description Nominee: Sonia Sotomayor, of New York, to be an Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of the United States, vice David H. Souter, retiring.

Confirmation hearings are scheduled for July 13.

Nomination placed on the Senate Calendar on July 28, 2009.

Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)supported the nominee, but was absent from voting due to illness.
  PartyNonpartisan Won10/02/1990
NameDavid Souter Votes90 (90.91%)
Term10/09/1990 - 06/29/2009 Margin81 (+81.82%)
World Countries Map MAP
Leaning Graph
05/26/2009 08/06/2009
Sonia Sotomayor ----3 28
Leaning Call: Sonia Sotomayor (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Sonia Sotomayor (100.00%)
Poll Graph

07/21/2009 07/22/2009

Name Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor Reject  
PartyNonpartisan No Party Affiliation  
Campaign Logo  
Certified Votes68 (68.69%) 31 (31.31%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -37 (-37.37%)  
Predict Avg.63.67% 35.67%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
Entry Date 00/00/2009 00/00/2009  
MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg57.05%-- 26.67%--  
Opinion Dynamics (FOX) 
53.00% -- 29.00% --
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Aug 04, 2009 05:00pm News Senate Leaders Stake Claim Ahead of Sotomayor Debate  Article Jason 
Jul 30, 2009 12:20pm Opinion Eroding constitutional limits on governmental takings [Sotomayor]  Article Servo 
Jul 29, 2009 11:00pm Commentary Sotomayor Sparks Debate Among Conservatives Over Originalism  Article PA Indy 
Jul 29, 2009 01:00am Poll Zogby: Sotomayor barely wins hispanic approval  Article Scott³ 
Jul 28, 2009 11:00am News Sonia Sotomayor clears committee  Article Monsieur 
Jul 23, 2009 10:00am News NRA warns senators Sotomayor vote will be rated  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jul 17, 2009 03:00am General Sotomayor Nears Confirmation After Testimony   Article Jason 
Jul 16, 2009 04:10pm General NRA Opposes Sotomayor, Cites ‘Hostile View’ of Gun Rights  Article Jason 
Jul 14, 2009 07:00pm News Temperament of [Sotomayor] called into question   Article Monsieur 
Jul 14, 2009 02:00pm Amusing Sotomayor Explains the Many Dangers of Ninja Nunchucks  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 11, 2009 09:00am News Sotomayor backers urge reporters to probe New Haven firefighter  Article Imperator 
Jul 09, 2009 09:00pm Scandal Some Clinton-Era Sotomayor Materials Withheld From Public   Article Jason 
Jul 07, 2009 03:00pm Endorsement American Bar Association Praises Sotomayor  Article RP 
Jun 18, 2009 07:15pm Endorsement Kenneth Starr Endorses Sotomayor  Article COSDem 
Jun 12, 2009 03:00pm General Elder Bush defends Sotomayor  Article Monsieur 
Jun 10, 2009 05:00pm Statement Top Republican rips Dems for Sotomayor 'rush'  Article RP 
Jun 03, 2009 09:00pm News Limbaugh ready to support Sotomayor?  Article J.R. 
Jun 01, 2009 01:55pm Analysis High-Court Nominee Mirrors Industry Copyright Stance — Update  Article RP 
May 29, 2009 05:00pm General Steele: No 'slammin and rammin' Sotomayor  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 29, 2009 09:20am News Top Republican [Cornyn] calls Limbaugh, Gingrich comments 'terrible'  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 29, 2009 06:00am Commentary Sotomayor's Powers of Persuasion  Article Karma Policeman 
May 28, 2009 09:00pm News Sotomayor is No Leftist  Article Scott³ 
May 27, 2009 06:00pm News Sonia Sotomayor 'fight' could fizzle  Article karin1492 
May 27, 2009 02:00pm News On Sotomayor, Some Abortion Rights Backers Are Uneasy  Article Scott³ 
May 27, 2009 12:45am Blog Entry Sonia Sotomayor's Socialist Yearbook Quote Sure to Inspire Idiocy, Hilarity  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 26, 2009 06:40pm Profile Judge [Sotomayor]'s Rulings Are Exhaustive but Often Narrow  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 26, 2009 09:00am General Sonia Sotomayor starts taking hits from opposition  Article Monsieur 
May 26, 2009 09:00am Statement Lieberman: Sotomayor pick "impressive"  Article Monsieur 
May 26, 2009 08:00am General Seven [present-day] GOP Sens voted for Sotomayor in '98  Article Monsieur 
May 26, 2009 07:25am News AP source: Obama picks Sotomayor for Supreme Court  Article AJ 
May 21, 2009 09:05pm News High Court Buzz Centers on Chicago Judge and Solicitor General  Article Scott³ 
May 13, 2009 06:00pm News AP source: Obama has more than 6 people for court  Article WesternDem 
May 11, 2009 01:00pm Analysis Will Obama's Nominee Get Fair Treatment?  Article PA Indy 
May 07, 2009 01:00pm General Hatch: Sotomayor has 'a problem'  Article Monsieur 
May 07, 2009 10:55am News Top Conservative In Senate Judiciary Panel Open To Gay Supreme Court Nominee  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 06, 2009 02:00pm Statement Sessions not inclined to filibuster nominee  Article RP 
May 01, 2009 10:40pm Blog Entry Russ Feingold for Supreme Court  Article Craverguy 
May 01, 2009 04:00pm News Souter notifies White House of retirement plans  Article Monsieur 
May 01, 2009 02:10pm Editorial Not a Zero-Sum Game: Replacing Justice Souter Risks a More Activist Court  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 01, 2009 01:00pm Speculative Specter's Defection Could Help Republicans Block a Nominee to Replace Souter  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 01, 2009 10:40am General Conservatives target [potential SCOTUS nominees] Sotomayor, Kagan, Wood   Article Monsieur 
May 01, 2009 10:15am News Out lesbian a contender for Supreme Court nomination  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 01, 2009 08:00am Perspective For Judiciary Committee Republicans, Not the Best Time to Vet a New Justice  Article karin1492 
May 01, 2009 04:25am News GOP Senators Warn Against 'Ideologue' Pick for Court   Article Jason 
Apr 30, 2009 09:05pm News SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SOUTER TO RETIRE  Article J.R. 
Apr 30, 2009 08:00pm Speculative Does Souter's silence on hiring mean he's leaving?  Article J.R. 
Apr 20, 2009 02:00pm Legal Ruling Reverse Discrimination at the High Court  Article RP 
Feb 07, 2009 11:00am News Ginsburg's Illness Puts Focus on Choices Ahead for Obama  Article ArmyDem 
May 28, 2008 02:00pm Speculative Stark Contrasts Between McCain and Obama in Judicial Wars  Article J.R. 
Feb 07, 2008 08:30am General Gravel’s justice of choice: Akhil Amar  Article Thomas Walker 
Dec 15, 2007 10:00am Speculative Justice Clinton?  Article J.R. 
Jun 04, 2007 02:00pm Speculative EXCLUSIVE: Women, Minorities Top Bush's Supreme Court Short List  Article J.R.