Sonia Sotomayor http://www.kunc.org en Justice Sotomayor Chastises Asst. U.S. Attorney For Race Baiting In Drug Case http://www.kunc.org/post/justice-sotomayor-chastises-us-attorney-race-bating-drug-case Usually when the United States Supreme Court refuses to hear a case, it does so without a lengthy opinion.<p>Today, however, Justice Sonia Sotomayor joined by Justice Stephen Breyer, issued a pointed rebuke of an assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas.<p>The case involves a man who was arguing he did not know the two friends he was with intended to buy drugs. During the trial the assistant U.S. attorney, whom Sotomayor did not name, made a racist comment.<p>"You've got African-Americans, you've got Hispanics, you've got a bag full of money," the attorney said. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:10:00 +0000 40675 at http://www.kunc.org Justice Sotomayor Chastises Asst. U.S. Attorney For Race Baiting In Drug Case For Justice Sotomayor, Books Unlocked Imagination http://www.kunc.org/post/justice-sotomayor-books-unlocked-imagination Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a new autobiography out about her life and her career in law. Earlier this week, we broadcast portions of her interview with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Today, Nina talks to the justice about the role that books have played in her life.<p>NINA TOTENBERG, BYLINE: Sonia Sotomayor's life in the tenements of New York was marked by the isolation of her father's alcoholism and the tensions it caused in the family. But when Sotomayor was nine, and her father died, things got worse. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:38:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 39039 at http://www.kunc.org A Justice Deliberates: Sotomayor On Love, Health And Family http://www.kunc.org/post/justice-deliberates-sotomayor-love-health-and-family Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor readily concedes that she was the beneficiary of affirmative action in higher education, and she doesn't really know why her view is so different from that of her colleague, Justice Clarence Thomas.<p>"As much as I know Clarence, admire him and have grown to appreciate him," she says, "I have never ever focused on the negative of things. I always look at the positive. And I know one thing: If affirmative action opened the doors for me at Princeton, once I got in, I did the work. I proved myself worthy. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:14:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 38794 at http://www.kunc.org A Justice Deliberates: Sotomayor On Love, Health And Family