IN THE NEWS & IN HEINONLINE: President Obama Nominates Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice

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On Tuesday, May 26th, President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice. From the White House Blog:

“If confirmed for the Supreme Court, Judge Sotomayor would bring more federal judicial experience to the Supreme Court than any justice in 100 years, and more overall judicial experience than anyone confirmed for the Court in the past 70 years.”

“In 1998, Judge Sotomayor became the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, one of the most demanding circuits in the country. She has participated in over 3000 panel decisions and authored roughly 400 opinions, handling difficult issues of constitutional law, to complex procedural matters…

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