26 May 2009


The confirmation of Obama Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor seems a foregone conclusion. Republicans will make a stink, but barring unforeseen roadbumps not uncovered during two previous confirmation hearings, they will be unable to muster sufficient opposition to defeat a confirmation vote. As I mentioned before, I hope they do not block the confirmation on procedural grounds.

What kind of judge will she be? A liberal, but how liberal? The confirmation hearing probably won't tell us much, and her prior record may not portend high court votes.

As this interesting piece from Forbes discusses, there will be some discussion of her views toward business, past reversals, and affirmative action. I'm resigned to the outcome.

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