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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor getting Nomination

Politico breaks that the White House will nominate New York appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

n Sotomayor, Obama has chosen a nominee who will greatly please two powerful constituencies in his own party – women and Hispanics — that had openly lobbied for one of their own to replace Justice David Souter.

Of the four widely reported finalists, Sotomayor was the one Republican said they would complain most loudly about, and conservative legal groups attacked within minutes after Obama’s selection was reported.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22962.html#ixzz0GcRkzSV1&B

Wow, it's nice to get one right. While I'm on a roll, let's make some even easier predictions. The confirmation battle will have little to do with Sotomayor's judicial temperment or legal mind. It will have a lot to do with identity politics, and whether she will be an "activist" judge or an "empathetic" judge.

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