Peers approve of Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79, confirmed as a Supreme Court justice on Aug. 6 by the Senate, has come a long way since publishing her first article in the Yale Law Journal. In the week after President Barack Obama announced her nomination in late May, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals judge began preparing for a […]


Sotomayor breaks records

Earlier this month, Judge Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79 took her seat as a Supreme Court justice, replacing retiring Justice David Souter. It had been a nomination of records. Sotomayor, 54, is the first Hispanic justice on the High Court, only the third woman, and the ninth to have attended Yale Law School. Her confirmation, though, […]


Dean ’71 talks health care, Yale

Long considered one of the most knowledgeable figures on the topic of health care, Howard Dean ’71 has recently been the subject of a number of profiles, as debate on a “public option” continues. Dean will be teaching a residential college seminar this semester, “Understanding Politics and Politicians,” with his friend and fellow Piersonite, organizational […]


Bomb scare shuts down Broadway

Broadway was closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for two hours Friday afternoon after an unattended bag left near the bus stop outside A-One Pizza prompted a bomb scare. The suspicious item turned out to be nothing more than an empty laptop bag — but police took no chances. With the New Haven Police Department’s […]


Firefighters: Sotomayor ruling violated our rights

Two New Haven firefighters told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that they believe Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79 and other judges on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals infringed upon their rights when they summarily rejected their appeal in a reverse discrimination lawsuit. Ricci did not address Sotomayor in his testimony, speaking only […]


Two firefighters, Law School professor to testify at Sotomayor confirmation hearing

Updated 3:36 p.m. Two New Haven firefighters and a Yale Law School professor will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79 to the Supreme Court, the committee announced today. The professor, Kate Stith, who served as the Law School’s acting dean this year, will be […]


Harold Hongju Koh’s day of reckoning is here

Update: The vote has been moved up to 4:10 p.m., according to Reid’s office. The long-awaited confirmation vote on Harold Hongju Koh’s nomination to be legal adviser to the Department of State should take place around 5:30 p.m. today, according to a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.


Reid to force vote on Koh confirmation

Updated 7:03 p.m. Harold Hongju Koh’s future should get a lot clearer in about 36 hours. Senate Democrats said this evening that they would give Republicans that much time to come to an agreement to consider Koh’s nomination for the position of legal adviser to the Department of State. If no agreement is reached, a […]


Senate approves Koh. No, not that one.

One of the above Kohs has been confirmed by the Senate. Guess which one! (Hint: The less controversial one.) The Senate voted Friday to approve the nomination of Howard Koh ’73 MED ’77 — pictured at right — for the position of assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services, said […]


Koh’s confirmation vote is held up in Senate

A vote on Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh’s nomination to the post of legal adviser to the Department of State has been delayed indefinitely in the Senate, sources familiar with the situation told the News this week. Two Senate aides, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the delicate nature of […]


Finish his law degree? No, Brian Deese has G.M. to dismantle.

A few years ago, Brian Deese put his studies at Yale Law School on hold to volunteer for the presidential campaigns of Sen. Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 and, after she dropped out of the race, then-Sen. Barack Obama. After the election, it might have seemed likely that Deese would return to the Law School, where […]


Pull out the pinstripes

A Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday asked Connecticut residents to take a side in the century-old New York Yankes-Boston Red Sox rivalry. Just 10 days after the Metro-North opened a brand, spanking new station outside the new Yankee Stadium, the results came back in favor of the Bronx Bombers. According to the poll, 42 percent […]