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May 26, 2009

AP: Obama picks Sotomayor for Supreme Court

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President Obama will choose U.S. Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court today, according to an AP report.

Sotomayor (SUHN'-ya soh-toh-my-YOR') will take retiring Justice David Souter's place if she is approved by the Senate. She would be the first Hispanic and third woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

According to the New York Times Caucus blog, Obama's short list included Federal Appeals Judge Diane P. Wood of Chicago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Solicitor General Elena Kagan.

Obama will make the announcement at 10:15 Eastern. You can watch live on the White House website. Check back here for updates.

Comments

In my opinion, this lady cannot be confirmed to the SCOTUS. She has had several cases overturned by the court. She was recorded on tape at Duke saying that the appeals court is where policy is made. She said that "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." Her own words CLEARLY should make her unacceptable to be placed on the highest court in the land.