With the departure of to Justice David H. Souter from the Supreme Court much has been made about the possibility of President Obama nominating the first Hispanic to the bench. Most of the attention has been focused on the NewYorkRican Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She was first nominated by President George H.W. Bush and then later by President Clinton.
Here is a great conversation on Bloggingheads.tv highlighting conservative objections to Sotomayor:
While the Bronx native, Sotomayor, is the most talked about Hispanic, a group called Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary wants to remind the President, and America there is more the one choice, “82 Hispanics currently serve as federal judges or on state courts” according to a report in C.Q.
Also, here are some great reads about Sotomayor and the situation at hand:
Hispanic Business: Judge Sonia Sotomayor a Frontrunner to Replace Souter on High Court
The New Republic: The Case Against Sotomayor
Esquire Magazine: Sonia Sotomayor: Obama’s Supreme Court Replacement for Souter?