May 25, 2013
Sotomayor Is Obama’s Pick for the High Court
Posted on May 26, 2009
President Obama on Tuesday nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to join the Supreme Court to fill the seat being vacated by Justice David Souter. Sotomayor would become the first Latino and only the third woman to sit on the high court. The nomination is certain to set off Republican grumbles in the Senate, with some considering her too much of a “judicial activist” for the job.
In 2001, referring to her cultural and socioeconomic background—Sotomayor grew up in a project in the South Bronx—she said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
You go, girl!
For a summary of some of Sotomayor’s opinions in civil cases, check out the Supreme Court blog here.
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