How to stay informed about the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation fight

CNN Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor is on the cusp of a potential confirmation fight.

Sotomayori has a long history of activism against racial and religious discrimination and she is expected to take up her seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

While many have focused on the high court’s upcoming confirmation hearings, many others have focused their attention on Sotomayaor’s role in the ongoing Trump impeachment probe, the first major high-profile challenge to Trump.SOMALY TOGETHER: What’s at stake in the Supreme Court fight?

A high-stakes confirmation fight between two of the country’s most powerful women has drawn attention to Sotomayan’s role as a staunch advocate of civil rights and a fierce defender of the rights of people of color and immigrants.

The former Stanford Law professor is also a prolific author, including a collection of essays and a 2014 memoir called “The Battle for the Soul of the Republic,” which argues that Americans need to be better informed about how their government is operating to ensure the country is “not overrun by foreigners.”

The book was an important part of her 2016 presidential campaign, and her new book, “Black Women and the Rise of the American Republic,” argues that Sotomakys political philosophy, while rooted in the American tradition, was at odds with the way the nation has traditionally functioned.SOCIAL MEDIA: Read the book about Sotomays fight for racial equality and the U-turn on the impeachment probe.

Her first foray into politics was as a student at Stanford University in the 1960s, where she was active in the civil rights movement.

She eventually became an adjunct professor at the law school and later joined the faculty of Harvard Law School.SANDERS ON SOMALYS TRUST: The stakes are high for Sotomas nomination.

In the 2016 election, Sotomayers Democratic primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, took on Solicitor General Donald Verrilli over his strong criticism of President Donald Trump.

During a recent interview on CNN, Sanders said the nomination fight was “really going to be a referendum on whether or not the people who are going to have a say in who the next president is going to represent are the people that are going, or whether or what’s going to happen in the future is going, in which case we are going back to the status quo.”

“So it’s going back and forth,” he added.

“We are looking at it as a referendum, and we are also looking at the fact that the country has moved so far to the left that you are going for a Supreme Court nominee who is very much a socialist.”SANDERSON SAYS HE IS NOT CONFIRMED: Sanders said he was not certain about whether Sotomayer would be confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice.

“I am very confident that she will be confirmed,” he said in a statement to CNN.

“If she is confirmed I will support her, I will vote with her 100 percent of the time, I would hope.

She is the first African American nominee in the modern era and she has demonstrated she is committed to standing up to the Supreme Judicial Court.””

It is important to note that Senator Sanders has made no announcement as to whether or how he will vote in the confirmation hearings,” a Sanders spokesperson told CNN.