Sotomayor!!!

27May09

sotomayor

So as many probably know Sonia Sotomayor was nominated yesterday by Barack Obama to be the next justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.  She is a working-class Latina from the Bronx with generally progressive politics.

 

Needless to say, I’m dying with excitement. Absolutely dying. I’ve already heard fucked up coverage of this nomination begin that is both highly racialized and sexualized (she’s loud, she’s aggressive, she judges based on her race, reverse racism, blah blah blah). But for now, I’m just taking a minute to bask in the excitement that is the first Latina, the first woman of color to be nominated to the Supreme Court.

Quick Perspective Check: 107 of the past 111 Supreme Court Justices have been white men. Just something I heard on CNN and I think really puts into perspective the serious amazingness of Sotomayor.
 

For a rundown of her decisions you can find them here.

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One Response to “Sotomayor!!!”

  1. 1 hillaryfan

    i do think it’s great that obama is thinking outside of the “old white man” box – that’s so important. however, i don’t understand why someone who professes to be pro-choice can be excited about sotomayor’s nomination. she has consistently shown an anti-choice bent…she called abortion “killing a child” and backed abortion rights opponents!
    have you read this?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/us/politics/28abortion.html?_r=1&hp
    as a pro-choice woman, i do not support her nomination – i do not trust her to uphold the law as established by roe v. wade.


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