President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit to the Supreme Court, setting her on course to become the court's first Hispanic and third woman in history. Conservative groups have vowed opposition or tough scrutiny, 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.
High court pick stays on 'real world' message
The National Law Journal
May 26, 2009
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