5/26/09

Obama nominates Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

From the Washington Post:

Sonia Sotomayor's journey to her nomination Tuesday as President Obama's first pick for the U.S. Supreme Court began in a public housing project in the Bronx in the 1950s, as the neighborhood was changing from majority white to predominantly Puerto Rican.

Sotomayor's father died when she was 9, leaving her mother to raise her and her brother alone on a nurse's salary. But her mother instilled in the two children a strong ethic of hard work and the importance of education. After graduating from a Catholic high school, Sotomayor attended Princeton University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and then Yale Law School.

At Yale, her classmates recall a young woman with a brilliant legal mind who was tough when arguing for her views. And although they said she never forgot her modest background, and always identified with the disadvantaged, her main passion was for the law, not a particular political agenda.


Looks like a solid pick to me....

Alex
Choose Our President 2012

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