Obama to Announce Sotomayor as Supreme Court Nominee Today

It is being widely reported by many news outlets that President Obama will, at about 10:15 am ET this morning, announce that appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor is his nominee for the Supreme Court.

Sotomayor, 54, would be the first Hispanic and third woman in
history to serve on the nation’s highest court. There is currently only
one woman on the high court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sotomayor is
based in New York City. President Clinton appointed her to the 2nd U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals back in 1998. She is a graduate of Princeton
University and Yale Law School.

The AP has a good writeup on Sotomayor’s professional history. And a short profile.


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