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Archive for August 7th, 2009

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Sworn In

In ceremonies Saturday morning, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts administered both the Constitutional and Judicial Oaths to Sonia Sotomayor, making her the first Latina to serve on the nation’s highest court. To see video of the Judicial oath, click here.

On Thursday, by a 68-31* vote, the United States Senate confirmed President Barak Obama’s choice of Sotomayor to serve as the 111th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. She is the third woman to be seated on the Supreme Court.

The voting was along party lines, with the exception of nine Republicans who joined the Democratic majority in voting for Sotomayor’s confirmation.

Latino USA’s Alex Avila reports on the politics of the confirmation.

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* Senator Kennedy (D-MA) was absent from the vote due to illness.

Latino USA’s Summer Music

We present three great—and very different—musical offerings this week to help you round-out your summer listening. First up: Steve Turre, the master of the trombone and conch shell brings his chill vibe to our studio and helps Maria find some inner peace. Then Señor Coconut, the alter ego of DJ Uwe Schmidt, helps us re-align our concept of mambo. And we finish up with a pair of Colombian BMX-enthusiasts (Andres Martinez and Camilo Sanabria) whose break beats and hip hop flows as “Monareta” have audiences cranking it from Bogotá to the Bronx. Enjoy!

Steve Turre

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Señor Coconut

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