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Supreme Court to review New York City schools vaccine mandate despite Sotomayor's denial

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that it will consider a renewed request from New York City teachers and staff to block a vaccine mandate due their religious objections, despite an earlier denial by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The teachers had previously asked Sotomayor -- who has jurisdiction over lower courts in New York -- to consider their emergency request.

msn.com ,  2 months ago 1
Supreme Court to review New York City schools vaccine mandate despite Sotomayor's denial

Justice Sotomayor Rubbishes Emergency Request of NYC Educators Who Are Fighting COVID Mandate Due to ‘Unorthodox Religious Beliefs’

Sonia Sotomayor. (Image via Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images.) Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday rubbished an emergency application filed by a collection of New York City Department of Education employees who sought to challenge a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The employees asked Sotomayor to “temporarily enjoin[] the continued enforcement of the Mandate against the (less than) three percent of employees who cannot comply due to religious objection.”

msn.com ,  3 months ago 0
Justice Sotomayor Rubbishes Emergency Request of NYC Educators Who Are Fighting COVID Mandate Due to ‘Unorthodox Religious Beliefs’

Justice Sotomayor sees 'unprecedented' threat to SCOTUS in confirmation battles

As a Supreme Court confirmation battle looms, Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered a sobering warning Wednesday about intensifying partisanship that she says puts the court's independence at the brink of crisis. "As norms of the nomination process are broken, as more senators, congressional representatives, governors, mayors, local politicians, and the media question the legitimacy of the court," she said, "the threat is greater and unprecedented than any time in our history."

msn.com ,  3 months ago 0
Justice Sotomayor sees 'unprecedented' threat to SCOTUS in confirmation battles

'All of us worry': Sotomayor voices concerns over public trust in the Supreme Court as she makes rounds on morning TV to promote her new children's book

Though the court's direct mandate is to interpret the law, Obama-appointed Sotomayor said that 'The reality is, there isn't a clear answer' The liberal justice was making the morning TV rounds to promote her new children's book, 'Just Help! How to Build a Better World'

dailymail.co.uk ,  3 months ago 0
'All of us worry': Sotomayor voices concerns over public trust in the Supreme Court as she makes rounds on morning TV to promote her new children's book

Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court justices think about how they 'comport' themselves

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Tuesday that she and her fellow justices all think about how to "comport" themselves to try to ensure public confidence as Americans' view of the high court has worsened in recent months. "I think all of us worry about that.

msn.com ,  3 months ago 2
Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court justices think about how they 'comport' themselves

Sotomayor: It's a mistake to believe 'the law is clear' in Supreme Court cases

Justice Sonia Sotomayor says "the biggest misconception people have" when Supreme Court rulings are weighed and handed down is that "the law is clear" to begin with. "Most people think of the law as black and white, that there's an answer," Sotomayor said Tuesday during an appearance on "Live with Kelly and Ryan."

msn.com ,  3 months ago 2
Sotomayor: It's a mistake to believe 'the law is clear' in Supreme Court cases

Supreme Court's Sotomayor calls Texas abortion case a 'disaster' in blistering dissent

WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday called the Supreme Court case involving Texas' restrictive abortion law a "disaster" and "grave disservice to women in Texas" in a dissent that ripped into state officials and criticized some of her fellow justices. Sotomayor issued the sharply worded dissent to a Supreme Court order that declined for the second time to send the case sent back to the original trial judge in Texas for further proceedings, a venue that the challengers of the law had hoped might provide them with some relief.

msn.com ,  3 months ago 0
Supreme Court's Sotomayor calls Texas abortion case a 'disaster' in blistering dissent

In kids’ book, Sotomayor asks: Whom have you helped today?

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Whom have I helped today?” That’s the question Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells kids she asks herself every night before she goes to sleep. Her new children’s book “Just Help!” challenges kids to ask how they will help too.

thespec.com ,  3 months ago 0
In kids’ book, Sotomayor asks: Whom have you helped today?

Sotomayor Calls Texas Anti-Abortion Case ‘A Disaster for the Rule of Law,’ Accuses Fifth Circuit of ‘Egregious Distortion’ of Recent Supreme Court Decision

Justice Sonia Sotomayor appears in a file photo. The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to issue a writ of mandamus — a legal device to jawbone a lower court into submission — in hotly contested and expansive litigation against a restrictive Texas abortion law. The high court’s liberals were not impressed with their fellow justices’ inaction.

msn.com ,  3 months ago 0
Sotomayor Calls Texas Anti-Abortion Case ‘A Disaster for the Rule of Law,’ Accuses Fifth Circuit of ‘Egregious Distortion’ of Recent Supreme Court Decision

Justice Sonia Sotomayor blasts Supreme Court's handling of Texas abortion case as a 'disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women'

Justice Sotomayor wrote a dissent to the Supreme Court rejecting a request from Texas abortion providers. "This case is a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas," Sotomayor wrote. Texas abortion providers had asked the Supreme Court to intervene in their legal challenge.

msn.com ,  3 months ago 0
Justice Sonia Sotomayor blasts Supreme Court's handling of Texas abortion case as a 'disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women'

In kids' book, Sotomayor asks: Whom have you helped today?

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Whom have I helped today?” That's the question Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells kids she asks herself every night before she goes to sleep. Her new children's book “Just Help!” challenges kids to ask how they will help too.

msn.com ,  3 months ago 0
In kids' book, Sotomayor asks: Whom have you helped today?

Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor, Gorsuch dispute having COVID mask flap

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor did not ask her colleague and seatmate on the bench, Justice Neil Gorsuch, to wear a mask during the omicron surge, according to a rare joint statement issued Wednesday. The justices, addressing swirling media reports of discord, insist they remain "warm colleagues and friends" despite recent headlines suggesting Gorsuch had defied a request to mask up, forcing Sotomayor, who, because of her diabetes and her age -- 67 -- is at heightened risk of COVID, to retreat to her chambers.

msn.com ,  3 months ago 0
Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor, Gorsuch dispute having COVID mask flap

Sotomayor, Gorsuch issue statement denying tensions over masks

© New York Times/Pool Justice Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday issued a joint statement with fellow Justice Neil Gorsuch denying tensions over masks, with Sotomayor saying she did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask amid surging COVID-19 cases. Gorsuch, a member of the panel's conservative bloc, has been the only justice to appear on the bench without a mask for arguments this month, court observers have noted recently.

msn.com ,  3 months ago 2
Sotomayor, Gorsuch issue statement denying tensions over masks

Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor seek to play down mask row – but without addressing accusation

A statement from the two justices fails to address a key claim in a story alleging conflict between them over coronavirus masks Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonya Sotomayor are pushing back on reports of conflict between them over Mr Gorsuch’s refusal to wear a mask while on the bench during arguments, but their denial of tensions isn’t fully addressing the controversy.

independent.co.uk ,  3 months ago 0
Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor seek to play down mask row – but without addressing accusation

Neil Gorsuch declines to wear mask, as bench-mate Sonia Sotomayor works from her office

© Provided by CNN As the Supreme Court justices in their matching robes shuffled into court Tuesday to tackle the final set of cases in the January sitting, their bland expressions masked the unusual intensity of the term that is playing out behind the scenes. Not only are they furiously drafting opinions on explosive cases that have already been heard, but conservative groups -- emboldened by the 6-3 conservative majority -- also are pummeling them with requests to add even more divisive issues to the docket.

msn.com ,  3 months ago 1
Neil Gorsuch declines to wear mask, as bench-mate Sonia Sotomayor works from her office

Breyer, Sotomayor participate in Supreme Court hearing remotely

Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor participated in Tuesday's oral arguments remotely. A court spokesperson said Breyer had a false positive COVID-19 rapid test Tuesday morning and participated in arguments remotely from his chambers "out of an abundance of caution." "As part of routine testing, Justice Breyer took a COVID-19 rapid test this morning prior to oral argument and the result was positive.

msn.com ,  4 months ago 0
Breyer, Sotomayor participate in Supreme Court hearing remotely

'3,500 kids are in hospital, not 100,000': CDC Director Wallensky corrects liberal Justice Sotomayor's wildly false claim that 'over 100,000 children are seriously ill with COVID, many on ventilators'

'We have over 100,000 children, which we've never had before, in serious condition, and many on ventilators,' Sotomayor said on Friday On Sunday, Walensky contradicted Sotomayor's claims during a segment of Fox News Sunday 'The number is not 100,000 It's roughly 3500 in hospitals now?'

dailymail.co.uk ,  4 months ago 5
'3,500 kids are in hospital, not 100,000': CDC Director Wallensky corrects liberal Justice Sotomayor's wildly false claim that 'over 100,000 children are seriously ill with COVID, many on ventilators'