… is Supreme Court nominee
Hilda Sonia Sotomayor in my cup. (I obviously have not yet had “my cup” yet. Oy. Thanks for the correction, christina.)
Heckuva way to start the week, I’ve got to say. Granted, this is just the
promise of the nomination, and we still need to get through the Senate confirmation process, but with a majority there, I’m hopeful.
I don’t know enough about Judge Sotomayor’s legal background to comment on her rulings, but quotes from conservatives like the following make me think we’re on the right path:
“She thinks that judges should dictate policy, and that one’s sex, race, and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.”
(Right. The WASPy old dudes who have made up the bench in the past have never let any of that stuff affect their decisions.)
The quick blurb at the Times gives a brief history of her life and career, and also mentions that Sotomayor was one of four candidates–all women–for the nomination, which is also tremendously heartening. There is some rumbling that another nominee, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, would be a better jurist, but again, I don’t know. Maybe P.Soul can weigh in when she surfaces from the crazy crunch she’s in at work. (Or J.D. Regent? What say you?)
The official announcement will be broadcast at 10:15 EDT.
Now, if we can just get some good news on the California same-sex marriage ruling…stay tuned. And cheers!