A list of what you might consult to learn more about President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ax6I5UzlYU
SCOTUSblog: For those who are not familiar with SCOTUSblog, it is the place to start your reading. There are several entries there worth reading. It does not appear that they have a tag for the judge so here are a few posts to read:
And if you want to get wonkier, here’s a search on “sotomayor” at the SCOTUSblog which brings up several posts that analyze her decisions.
As a woman, I’m glad the nominee is a woman.
As a freelance writer, I’m glad that higher courts overturned her decision on Tasini.
As a lawyer, I’m thrilled with her legal education and range of experience.
As a sociologist and social worker, I’m very pleased to know of her variety of life experiences that contribute to who she is today.
As an American, I’m excited to see the composition of the country’s highest judicial authority have a chance to come more into line with the demographics of this country.
Finally, as a political blogger, I find this kind of statement by Mike Huckabee to epitomize a weak, unoriginal and blind opposition from those who oppose all things Obama. And that is a shame for democracy because we can’t have a thoroughly incisive review of Judge Sotomayor without credible critics from across the aisle. Of course, that’s the least of their worries across the aisle but still, it’s just unfortunate.
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Adapted from Writes Like She Talks.