Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sonia Sotomayor Nominee For Supreme Court
Federal jurist Sotomayor would become the first Latino member of the high court. The president calls his nominee 'inspiring' and says he wants a justice with 'a common touch.'
President Obama today nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York for the Supreme Court, positioning the longtime federal jurist to become the first Latino and only the third woman on the nation's highest court.
Sotomayor became a judge on the federal district court for the Southern District of New York in 1991 and was elevated to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1998.