Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Obama Picks Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court

NY Times: Obama Selects Sotomayor for Court, by Peter Baker & Jeff Zeleny:

Sotomayor President Obama announced on Tuesday that he will nominate the federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, choosing a daughter of Puerto Rican parents raised in Bronx public housing projects to become the nation’s first Hispanic justice.

Judge Sotomayor, who stood next to the president during the announcement, was described by Mr. Obama as “an inspiring woman who I am confident will make a great justice.”

Earlier this month, Darren Hutchinson wrote about the use of gender-coded language in criticisms of Judge Sotomayor, including in a now notorious piece by Jeffrey Rosen that relied heavily on anonymous sources (primarily law clerks for other judges) in attempt to call into question Sotomayor's qualifications.  (See also this post by Professor Hutchinson reponding to the Rosen piece.)


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