Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor

As most readers are undoubtedly aware by now, President Obama this morning nominated
Sonia Sotomayor for appointment to the US Supreme Court, to replace Justice Souter.

President Obama, who used to teach ConLaw at the University of Chicago, has previously explained his view about the key ingredient in his view of an effective judge, namely, the empathy and values within the judge's heart. (See his comments here.)

As one who holds to a conservative view of the judiciary, I'll be following National Review's Bench Memos, which functions as a sort of clearing house for critical commentary and evaluation of this nomination.