The Wise Latina is Catholic according to Wiki.
Here’s another few factoids (source: Wikipedia)...which I did not know:
1) 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; approved in June 1992 with the assistance of Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY).
2) In Dow Jones v. Department of Justice (1995), Sotomayor sided with the Wall Street Journal in its efforts to obtain and publish a photocopy of the last note left by former Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster. Sotomayor ruled that the public had “a substantial interest” in viewing the note and enjoined the U.S. Justice Department from blocking its release.
3) In Pappas v. Giuliani (2002), Sotomayor *dissented* from her colleagues’ ruling that the New York Police Department could terminate an employee from his desk job who sent racist materials through the mail. Sotomayor argued that the First Amendment protected speech by the employee “away from the office, on [his] own time”, even if that speech was “offensive, hateful, and insulting”, and that therefore the employee’s First Amendment claim should have gone to trial rather than being dismissed on summary judgment.
4) Her appointment gives the Court a record six Roman Catholic justices serving at the same time.
Well....FWIW; she may be slightly closer to center on Constitutional issues than her politics suggest....I guess we’ll find out...