Skip to comments.Obama Chooses Sotomayor for Court
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.
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The one on the silly video who laughed about making policy?
No surprise here.
Welcome to the USAASP (the “United States Affirmative Action Supreme Court”)!
Unless her taxes are paid properly.
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.
Which explains why Obama likes/relates to her.
Tax evasion is a plus for potential nominees in the view of most Democrats.
The present Court should decide if 0bama is actually the POTUS, before he starts packing his lefties on it.
Picking a high jumper for the SCOTUS? Never mind, that was Javier Sotomayor from CUBA.
I expected this. Obama is moving to cement the Hispanic vote AND hire another liberal.
Affirmative Action pick. Nothing more and nothing less.
Soooooo, which Republicans will affirmatively confirm this woman?
Wow, a threefer! Woman, Hispanic and activist. A perfect Dem pick.
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.
That’s good. Mean’s a great court fight!
I thought Hillary would get it.
Noonan, Brooks, what say you fools now?
I absolutely agree. Now is the time to do it.
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