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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sotomayor's Contraceptive Coverage Exemption

Thursday, January 02, 2014

On New Years Eve, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a temporary exemption to the contraception coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act for a elder care facility run by a group of nuns in Colorado, and related organizations. Emily Bazelon, senior editor and court watcher at Slate, explains this latest challenge to the contraception mandate and what it might mean for the law.

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Justice Sotomayor; Against Landmines; Primates and Humanism

Monday, May 27, 2013

We’re airing some of our favorite recent segments on this Memorial Day. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks about growing up in the Bronx and her path to the highest court. Then, we hear listeners respond to two questions inspired by Justice Sotomayor’s interview: first, is law school worth it? And who inspired you to see the world differently? Plus, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams on her activism against landmines; primatologist Frans de Waal on what animals can teach us about innate morality and therefore about religion; and a discussion about the intersection of art and science with performance artist Marina Abramović and two NYU neuroscientists.

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Supreme Court Justice Urges Immigrant Parents to Help Children with School

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a large gathering of parents of English language learners to speak up and ask for help navigating the massive school system, and to remember this mantra: "I am not stupid. I am ignorant. Help me figure it out."

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Open Phones: To Be Or Not To Be A Lawyer

Thursday, January 24, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor offered advice to people considering becoming a lawyer. If you're considering going to law school, call us. The phone lines are open for you at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 -- or you can leave a comment below.

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Open Phones: A New Way of Thinking

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Who is a person in your life who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking? Who inspired you to see the world differently, either as a child or as an adult? The phone lines are open for you at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 -- or you can leave a comment below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Justice Sotomayor in the House

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, fresh off her role in the inauguration of President Obama's second term, joins Brian Lehrer to talk about her new memoir and her life on the bench.

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WNYC News

Sotomayor Tells NYU Graduates to Dream Big

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is back in the Bronx for New York University's commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium.

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Race in the 2012 Race: Affirmative Action in Court

Thursday, February 23, 2012

If you think this contraception debate is hot, just wait until affirmative action reenters the public debate in a big way in the weeks before the November election.

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WNYC News

Minor League Baseball or Law School? A Sotomayor Diary

Friday, July 17, 2009

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Reporter by Marianne McCune and Zila Acosta

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor captured the attention of millions of Americans during her confirmation hearings this week. Twenty-year-old Zila Acosta comes from a part-Puerto Rican, part-Dominican family. Her mother is a ...

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Sonia Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings: Day 3

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Listen live to the hearings starting at 10am

The Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation Monday on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Most analysts ...

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Judge Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Day 1

Monday, July 13, 2009

Supreme Court nominee judge Sonia Sotomayor (R) with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) (L). Confirmation hearing for Sotomayor start July 13. (Getty Images)

Supreme Court nominee judge Sonia Sotomayor (R) with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) (L). Confirmation hearing for Sotomayor start July 13. ...

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WNYC News

Is Sotomayor Hispanic or Latino?

Monday, July 13, 2009

by Alex Goldmark and Janaya Williams

With Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor starting next week, be prepared for the words "Hispanic" and "Latino" to scroll across the bottom of your TV a lot! She is set to be the first Latina on the Court, or ...

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WNYC News

Obama Picks NY Judge for Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Listen to an NPR special about the nomination, including President Obama’s remarks, tonight at 8pm on AM820.
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From a housing project in the Bronx to the Supreme Court...If confirmed, U.S. 2nd Circuit Judge ...

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