Breaking News: Obama picks Sotomayor for Supreme Court
The Associated Press is reporting that President Obama is going to pick U.S. Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
Links with more info to follow shortly.
Here are the first few:
Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know - At least according to the Huffington Post.
From Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic we get "The Case Against Sotomayor"
SCOTUSBLOG weighs in.
Wendy Long of National Review Online's Bench Memos discouragingly notes:
Judge Sotomayor is a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important that the law as written. She thinks that judges should dictate policy, and that one's sex, race, and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.
She has an extremely high rate of her decisions being reversed, indicating that she is far more of a liberal activist than even the current liberal activist Supreme Court.
Meet Sonia Sotomayor
Of course, since this is the 21st century we have the obligatory embarrassing You-Tube clip.
As my brother said to me this morning, "Well there are MANY worse choices." Elections have consequences and this pick is just one of those consequences.