Early reactions to Sonia Sotomayor try to gauge her position on abortion rights.
President Obama has made a Supreme Court pick that couldn’t be more different from Harriet Miers — a candidate with such a strong judicial record and empathetic stance that it’s been hard for many in the Right to establish a coherent argument in her opposition.
Left, right and center media react to Sonia Sotomayor.
Sotomayor’s trail of opinions paints a picture of a fair-minded, incisive legal scholar who is unafraid to stake out unpopular but legally meritorious positions. Right-wingers are going to oppose her nomination with full force – we would be foolish to do it for them.
Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor is the latest event in an interesting conflict between the President and conservatives. As a candidate, Obama was diplomatic, and as a President, he is adept at articulating and advancing policy without incensing opponents.
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.