Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fox News, my sister's bible, reports the news and you decide... Has found a HOT BUTTON... watch video


FD: Very Interesting piece on FOX today BELOW:


Judge Sotomayor, 54, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at 8, lost her father one year later and she and her younger brother were raised in the Bronx by their mother, a professional nurse.Hard work led her to Princeton University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 1976, and then Yale School, where she graduated in 1979.After spending the next five years as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, she moved to the commercial litigation firm Pavia & Harcourt until 1992, when her nomination to the bench in the Southern District by President George H.W. Bush, made on the recommendation of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She became the first Hispanic woman named to the federal bench in New York.While at the Southern District, Judge Sotomayor effectively ended the Major League Baseball players strike in 1995 when, after scolding the lawyers for baseball club owners, she granted an injunction sought by the National Labor Relations Board.In 1997, she handed Manhattan lawyer William Duker (briefly a partner of the recently sentenced Marc Dreier) two years and nine months in prison for defrauding the federal government. Judge Sotomayor said she reached the sentence after balancing the harm Mr. Duker caused by inflating his bills by $1.4 million with the good he had performed by recovering millions of dollars from failed savings and loans.In 1998, Judge Sotomayor ruled that two business improvement districts, the Grand Central Partnership and the 34th Street Partnership, violated the minimum wage laws by paying homeless people they hired only $1 to $1.50 an hour and denying them overtime.She was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the Second Circuit in June 1997, but a political fight in the Senate held up her confirmation until Oct. 2, 1998.With the Democrats holding a 59-seat, and possibly a 60-seat majority, the dynamics of the nomination process are sure to be different this time around should Judge Sotomayor be named to fill the Souter vacancy.
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