Sonia Sotomayor: Obama's Supreme Pick

President Barack Obama has nominated Appellate Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Sotomayor will become the first member of Latino heritage to serve on the nation's highest court.

From the AP (Obama picks Sotomayor for high court):
Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a self-described "Niuyorican" who grew up in a Bronx housing project after her parents moved to New York from Puerto Rico. She has dealt with diabetes since age 8 and lost her father at age 9, growing up under the care of her mother in humble surroundings. As a girl, inspired by the Perry Mason television show, she knew she wanted to be a judge.

A graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School, a former prosecutor and private attorney, Sotomayor became a federal judge for the Southern District of New York in 1992.

As a judge, she has a bipartisan pedigree. She was first appointed by a Republican, President George H.W. Bush, then named an appeals judge by President Bill Clinton in 1997.


  1. She looks like a great pick to me.

  2. Judge Sonia Sotomayor is one of the most supremely qualified candidates selected by any U.S. President for the Supreme Court in my lifetime. Her life experience, top tier education and academic credentials and professional experience at every level of the legal profession make her, at present, one of the best qualified Judges ever selected for the high court. That is a woman, Latina and comes from humble roots means that like our President, she is not so far removed or indifferent to the plight of the ordinary man. This woman MUST be comfirmed.