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Obama Chooses Sotomayor for Court
New York Times ^ | May 26, 2009 | Jeff Zeleny

Posted on 05/26/2009 5:44:29 AM PDT by reaganaut1

President Obama will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as his first appointment to the court, officials said Tuesday, and has scheduled an announcement for 10:15 a.m. at the White House.

If confirmed by the Democratic-controlled Senate, Judge Sotomayor, 54, would replace Justice David H. Souter to become the second woman on the court and only the third female justice in the history of the Supreme Court. She also would be the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court.

The president reached his decision over the long Memorial Day weekend, aides said, but it was not disclosed until Tuesday morning when he informed his advisers of his choice less than three hours before the announcement was scheduled to take place.

The president narrowed his list to four, according to people close to the selection process, including Federal Appeals Judge Diane P. Wood of Chicago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Solicitor General Elena Kagan.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; racialpreferences; racialquotas; sotomayor
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1 posted on 05/26/2009 5:44:30 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

The one on the silly video who laughed about making policy?


2 posted on 05/26/2009 5:46:16 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: reaganaut1

No surprise here.


3 posted on 05/26/2009 5:46:17 AM PDT by Nokia
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To: reaganaut1

Welcome to the USAASP (the “United States Affirmative Action Supreme Court”)!


4 posted on 05/26/2009 5:46:30 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Nokia
No surprise here.

Unless her taxes are paid properly.

5 posted on 05/26/2009 5:47:16 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: reaganaut1

Whatever the current “verdict” on Sotomayor is, I guarantee we will be cursing her name in the future. She will be a leftist activist. No good can come out of this illegal “president”, even by accident.


6 posted on 05/26/2009 5:48:36 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: reaganaut1
I'm a little surprised he didn't pick Diane Wood. Soto isn't well like even among Democrats, she's described as something of a megalomaniac.

Which explains why Obama likes/relates to her.

7 posted on 05/26/2009 5:48:39 AM PDT by Publius Maximus (God, please let 2010 and 2012 come quickly...)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Tax evasion is a plus for potential nominees in the view of most Democrats.


8 posted on 05/26/2009 5:50:21 AM PDT by monocle
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To: reaganaut1

The present Court should decide if 0bama is actually the POTUS, before he starts packing his lefties on it.


9 posted on 05/26/2009 5:52:04 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Proud Veteran - Sworn to Defend The Constitution! - Caution: That makes me a Right-Wing Extremist.)
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To: reaganaut1

Picking a high jumper for the SCOTUS? Never mind, that was Javier Sotomayor from CUBA.


10 posted on 05/26/2009 5:52:27 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: reaganaut1
Que?
11 posted on 05/26/2009 5:52:38 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Librerals are more dangerous to liberty than terrorists.)
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To: reaganaut1

I expected this. Obama is moving to cement the Hispanic vote AND hire another liberal.


12 posted on 05/26/2009 5:53:01 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: reaganaut1

Affirmative Action pick. Nothing more and nothing less.


13 posted on 05/26/2009 5:53:36 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: reaganaut1

Soooooo, which Republicans will affirmatively confirm this woman?


14 posted on 05/26/2009 5:53:46 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: reaganaut1

Wow, a threefer! Woman, Hispanic and activist. A perfect Dem pick.


15 posted on 05/26/2009 5:53:56 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: reaganaut1

From Wiki

Widely considered a political centrist by the American Bar Association Journal and others, Sotomayor was nominated on November 27, 1991, by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by John M. Walker, Jr. (the president’s cousin). She became the youngest judge in the Southern District and the first Hispanic federal judge anywhere in New York State.


16 posted on 05/26/2009 5:54:08 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: DemonDeac

That’s good. Mean’s a great court fight!

Best,

Chris


17 posted on 05/26/2009 5:54:09 AM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I thought Hillary would get it.


18 posted on 05/26/2009 5:54:23 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: reaganaut1
Sounds like she will be the most liberal judge on the court and she thinks she makes the laws.

Noonan, Brooks, what say you fools now?

19 posted on 05/26/2009 5:54:41 AM PDT by redk
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The present Court should decide if 0bama is actually the POTUS, before he starts packing his lefties on it.

I absolutely agree. Now is the time to do it.

20 posted on 05/26/2009 5:54:55 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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