May 26, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter

Judge Sotomayor's name has circulated much lately as a replacement for retiring Justice David Souter, so her nomination is a little anti-climactic. I can't say that I know much about her, other than she helped bring an end to the 1994-1995 baseball strike and was once considered by none other than GW Bush to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor (which ended up going to Justice Alito).

All I've read about her suggests that she works hard at meeting concensus, something that sounds thematically consistent with this administration, and that her appointments have been supported by Republicans, including her initial appointment by George HW Bush.

So far, I like the sound of it.