A Judge Supreme…Will Sotomayor Make History AGAIN

Today the President nominated Sonia Sotomayor, 54, to serve on the United States Supreme Court.  In her acceptance she said she is “bursting with gratitude.”

Her experience makes her an ideal candidate to many, but most importantly, to President Barack Obama.  Two of the other contenders are already members of his Administration: Solicitor General Elena Kagan; and, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.  Sotomayor also brings personal experience that embodies what many perceive as the American dream, and parallels BO’s upbringing as well. She was born to Puerto Rican parents in the South Bronx in 1954.  Her father was a manual laborer, illiterate in English, who died a year after Sotomayor was diagnosed with diabetes at 8 years old.   She was raised by her single mother in public housing and went on to lead a very impressive legal career.

Sotomayor is no stranger to the Senate confirmation process – she has been through it twice already.  She was first appointed by President George H. W. Bush for New York’s Southern District in 1992, becoming the first hispanic federal judge in the state, and later in 1998, by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Though there will be some tough questioning during the confirmation process, most likely, she made history again today as the first Hispanic ever named to the U.S. Supreme Court.

9 thoughts on “A Judge Supreme…Will Sotomayor Make History AGAIN

  1. The appointee should be the best judge of any race, sex, color or religion. I do NOT like choosing people based on attributes of birth. We should pick the best person for the job as long as they are human.

  2. Why is it important that race and gender be an issue for selection to the supremes? In reading about the Frank Ricci case whereby this nominee
    could find no reverse discrimination in
    the firefighter case….the reverse discrimination suit came about because none of the minorities passed the fire fighters test for advancement…so the promotion was cancelled….her position on gun control is to let states infringe on the 2nd amendment. I have my doubts about this nominee….

  3. Yes, firefighter Macarelli worked long and hard for months and scored the top score on the test. He said it was just “gut-wrenching” when all his hard work was just thrown out because minorities did not study enough to pass. Everyone had an equal right to study, and those who did the work should be rewarded, not punished for those who failed. It’s not fair. (By the way, I’m a minority.)

  4. Sotomayor has great accomplishments
    Yale Law Review
    Princeton top of her class (with top student award)
    high school valedictorian

    ..she’s no Harriet Myers

  5. She seems to be hard-working and well-deserving based on exceeding the limitations of her challenging beginnings.

  6. 2nd Amendment is extremely important and should never be infringed under any circumstances – period. I hope the congress quizzes her deeply and well on this issue because it is so important to freedom. That is how it got to be at the top (number two) of the constitutional amendments to protect fundamental rights.
    It is stated clearly that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Very straight-forward and clear. Needs no interpretation. All judges who misunderstand this should be impeached.
    Guns are our defense. Those who use guns aggressively against others should have the law enforced against their misuse. Hire more police detectives, make more jobs for enforcement. Hunt them down and lock them up or execute them for murder. But keep the 2nd amendment intact completely. If one is murdered with a baseball bat, do you make bats unlawful?

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