President Barack Obama has just nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor (so-toe-MY-yore) to replace Mr. Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court.
You will read and hear about Judge Sotomayor’s background elsewhere, but as I listened to the coverage, I began to think of possible questions which might arise about her nomination.
From the right will come questions about her stance on any cases involving immigration, because she is Hispanic.
She made a speech a couple of years ago in which she stated that laws are made from the bench. While this is an accurate depiction of the appeals court process, her remarks will be interpreted by some Republicans as “advocacy.”
Groups on the left will have questions about her Roman Catholic background and how it will affect abortion laws and a woman’s right to choose.
There will be rumblings from some because she worked for a law firm which represented international corporations doing business in the United States.
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