Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Obama Nominates Latina Justice




From today's New York Times feature on Obama Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor:

"Judge Sotomayor has said her ethnicity and gender are important factors in serving on the bench, a point that could generate debate. “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,” she said in a 2002 lecture."

It will be interesting to see how the confirmation hearing plays out given her ethnicity, the large Democratic majority and her even judicial temperament. I argue she's a winner (and not only because she shares a name with one of the Regenerates)

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