1. The Supreme Court justice tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, “In every position that I've been in, there have been naysayers who don't believe I'm qualified or who don't believe I can do the work.” She's committed herself to proving those people wrong.
Sonia Sotomayor, Author Of ‘My Beloved World’
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    The Supreme Court justice tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, “In every position that I've been in, there have been naysayers who don't believe I'm qualified or who don't believe I can do the work.” She's committed herself to proving those people wrong.

    Sonia Sotomayor, Author Of ‘My Beloved World’

    Photo: Kainaz Amaria

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  1. nprradiopictures:

    A few weeks ago, a few of us headed over to the Supreme Court to retrieve a suitcase. It belonged to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and it contained, effectively, her family history in photographs. We sat in the kitchen in her chambers over her lunch break. She ate a bowl of soup and told us stories about the photos.

    NPR’s Nina Totenberg went back a few weeks later to get Sotomayor’s full story (airing throughout the week): a childhood in tenement housing in the Bronx; a diagnosis with diabetes; her father’s death to alcoholism; her cousin’s death to drugs; and her divorce.

    She also shares memories of huge family parties, cooking with her grandmother and receiving a scholarship to Princeton (and her corollary thoughts on affirmative action).

    Without further delay, check out the presentation, in which Sotomayor shares her photos and stories.

    (P.S. Hey, other justices: We’re currently accepting suitcases of photos.)

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Justice Sotomayor and Kainaz Amaria/NPR

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  1. Posted on 28 June, 2012

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    The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court early Thursday morning. The wait for a decision on the administration’s health care law is almost over.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated as an Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton on June 22, 1993. The Senate confirmed Ginsburg’s nomination on August 3 by a vote of 96-3. She was sworn in on August 10.
Nomination message from President William Clinton, 6/22/1993, Records of the U.S. Senate
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated as an Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton on June 22, 1993. The Senate confirmed Ginsburg’s nomination on August 3 by a vote of 96-3. She was sworn in on August 10.

    Nomination message from President William Clinton, 6/22/1993, Records of the U.S. Senate

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    Today in history - the Senate confirms the nomination of Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Justice Marshall becomes the first African American to sit on the Court. 

    President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall earlier that summer on June 13, 1967.  Despite the dissent that was sparked by Marshall’s appointment, the Senate confirmed him on August 30, 1967.  

    Marshall was a noted civil rights lawyer and had argued for the plaintiffs before the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, the landmark case ending racial segregation in public schools.  Marshall remained on the Supreme Court until 1991.

    Here are pictures from LBJ and Marshall’s Oval Office meeting regarding the announcement of the nomination. 

    -read more at The Presidential Timeline

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  1. Justices Sotomayor, Kagan voted together 94 percent of the time. But one pair agreed even more.

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