Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's Sotomayor

President Obama has selected Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the next Supreme Court Justice, according to all the reports.

Frankly, I don't know much about her. I met her once at a conference (I think she was still a district judge then), but I haven't followed her opinions.

It would be irresponsible -- even for a blogger! -- to express a view based on absolutely no information. So I'll withhold judgment until I learn more about the nominee.

But of course the advocacy groups aren't waiting. “Judge Sotomayor is a liberal activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important than the law as written,” said one opponent.

We'll see. But I expect groups on both sides will be exaggerating as usual.

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