Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And the Nominee Is...

Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the Second Circuit.

Some critical reviews:
"Not that smart and kind of a bully on the bench"

She believes that the Court of Appeals is where "policy is made."

She has stated that a Hispanic woman should use her own experiences as a woman of color to make her decisions.

I note those articles because it seems as if there has already been a white-wash of coverage as to why this nomination is so wonderful. From my perspective, she doesn't have any bad decisions to latch on to, but I think her multiple public speaking events will bite her. I'd put money down that she is easily confirmed, which are two scary words to use in conjunction with an unelected self-described "policy-maker."

Here's an interesting story behind the story: Looks like Obama's people have been updating the heck out of Sotomayor's Wikipedia page. Look at all of the edits for May 26 compared to the previous history. These edits were clearly aimed at painting her as a centrist supported by both parties.

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  1. She's the Judge who decided against a reverse discrimination suit that, at least in the press, sounded as though it had substantial merit:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/1066487.html

    When an important reverse discrimination case came before federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor last year, she and two other judges issued an unusually brief decision that went against white firefighters.

    The judges' conservative colleagues on the court strongly criticized their terse decision. Today the Supreme Court appears to have serious questions about the ruling as well.

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