Latest Sonia Sotomayor News

Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

Apr. 21, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930. Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an "alien," though he was a native-born New Yorker. The entry about his citizenship...

Book of Gorsuch speeches and writings out in September

Apr. 3, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has a collection of speeches, writings and eight original essays coming out this fall. Crown Forum, a conservative imprint at Penguin Random House, announced Wednesday that Gorsuch's "A Republic, If You Can Keep It" is scheduled for Sept. 10. The book's...

Supreme Court so far won't stop bump stock ban

Mar. 26, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is so far declining to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. The administration is in the unusual position of arguing against gun rights...

Supreme Court troubled by jury selection bias in Mississippi

Mar. 20, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deeply troubled by a Mississippi prosecutor's pattern of excluding African-American jurors, the Supreme Court seemed in broad agreement Wednesday that a black death row inmate's conviction and death sentence at his sixth murder trial could not stand. The justices made clear they would not...

National Women's Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019

Mar. 8, 2019 9:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They are among 10 members of the Class of 2019, announced Friday. The other honorees are: Civil rights activist Angela Davis; Native American...

Justice Sotomayor to speak this May at BookExpo

Mar. 6, 2019 7:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be holding a special session in May, at the annual publishing convention. Sotomayor will discuss her upcoming book for young readers, "Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You," at BookExpo. The event will take place May 30 at the Jacob Javits...