Sotomayor shows Latinas defy the odds
Sotomayor shows Latinas defy the odds
By Teresa Puente — Wise Latinas are celebrating the Senate confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor 68 to 31 to the United States Supreme Court. But this is a moment of pride for all Americans. It shows that no matter your class, race or ethnicity, if you work hard one can aspire to...
Republicanos y Sotomayor:Otra oportunidad perdida
Republicanos y Sotomayor:Otra oportunida
Por Maribel Hastings — El panel Judicial del Senado confirmó en votación 13-6 a Sonia Sotomayor como la primera juez de origen hispano que servirá en la Corte Suprema de la nación, pero seis de los siete republicanos del comité votaron en contra de la histórica nominación...
Wise Latinas support Sotomayor
Wise Latinas support Sotomayor
By Teresa Puente — It looks like Sonia Sotomayor is on her way to being confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice. She concluded her testimony this morning  without any major gaffes and even the conservative Republican from South Carolina, Sen. Lindsey Graham, has indicated...
Sotomayor is muy fuerte in Senate hearings
Sotomayor is muy fuerte in Senate hearin
By Teresa Puente — I think Sen. Lindsey Graham, Republican from South Carolina, summed up best how the Senate hearings would go for Sonia Sotomayor. “Unless you have a complete meltdown, you’re going to get confirmed,” he said. Sonia Sotomayor Judging from her brief introductory...
Latina viewpoints
Latina viewpoints
By Teresa Puente — How much does our ethnic, racial or cultural identity shape who we are? There are conservatives trying to discredit Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor because of her viewpoints. Clearly, her identity as a Latina has influenced her on a personal and professional...
What does Sotomayor mean for Puerto Rico?
What does Sotomayor mean for Puerto Rico
By Natalia Bonilla — When I first heard the news of Sonia Sotomayor being nominated as a Supreme Court judge, I didn’t pay any attention. Yes, she is of Puerto Rican ancestry but she was hardly known in our culture here on the island. We didn’t know about her political views...
Sonia Sotomayor deserves the nomination
Sonia Sotomayor deserves the nomination
By Teresa Puente – Sonia Sotomayor History was made today when President Obama nominated the first Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. As Latina women we take pride that she has been nominated to the highest court in the land. She is the daughter of...