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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sotomayor Central

President Barack Obama announced on Monday his nomination of Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court, touching off a barrage of online reporting, writing and opining.

Here's a rundown of some what's being written on World Wide Web:

The New York Times writes about how Sotomayor overcame adversity to make it to her appointment.

Not surprisingly, Fox News wrote about how Sotomayor may have not only a liberal bias, but also a "minority bias" as well.

Other critics, like Jeffrey Rosen of the New Republic, believe that the nominee's personality will drag her down.

Some liberal groups are not thrilled by the nomination, saying that Sotomayor has not taken strong leftist stances on issues like abortion, the death penalty, and gay marriage.
Politico reveals that some consider her a moderate. MSNBC futher explores her record, focusing on both the left and the rights's concern over her stance on abortion.

Although a blog on ABCnews.com reports many Republicans promise a long battle for Sotomayor's approval, the New York Times counters with an article stating The White House is confident in her nomination as her appointment is the result of very careful calculations.

Many are hailing Sotomayor as a Latino activist, but the New York Times explores the Latino community's mixed reactions to her appointment.

While Leslie Sanchez, in a commentary on CNN.com, questions Sotomayor's self-proclaimed empathy for Hispanic values, Juan Gonzalez, in a Daily News Column, calls the Judge's nomination a "Day of Pride for Latinos."

However, not all are convinced that Sotomayor really would be the first Latin American to sit on the Supreme Court. The Associated Press explores the questions surrounding the label of the first Latino nominee.

Sotomayor's Latin heritage is not the only criteria that distingushes her from other judges. Politico reports that the Judge's current finances are significantly inferior to those of her counterparts.


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