Within minutes of President Barack Obama's announcement Tuesday that he will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd Circuit to the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative groups vowed opposition or tough scrutiny, calling her a liberal whose votes will be even further left than the man she would replace, retiring Justice David Souter. But supporters said her lengthy resume and her lesser-known qualities of collegiality and persuasiveness could make her a powerful force on the Court for years to come.
Defying Criticism, High Court Pick Stays on 'Real World' Message
The National Law Journal
May 27, 2009