President Barack Obama has picked Bronx born, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to replace David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. The question – are opponents of the nominee willing to put their political chips on the table and block this historic nomination? Apparently, Sotomayor is willing to take the risk of her professional life with both her supporters and critics. It will be an interesting hearing.

Upon confirmation, Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic and Latina Supreme Court Justice.

The formal announcement will be made at 10:15 this morning.


Read the White House Blog for more information about Judge Sotomayor.

New York Times does the up close and personal – and the judge likes Dijon mustard. Watch out Sean Hannnity.

As the YouTube vetting of Sotomayor begins on whether personal experience and opinion will affect legal judgement (Hello, Scalia), Robert Gibbs explains it all for the people whose “conflict” based professions demand it and then some.