Is Sotomayor Supreme Court material?

Posted July 14, 2009, at 9:24 a.m.

Confirmation hearings began this week for Obama Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Is she up to the job? Will her comments about being “a wise, Latina woman” hurt her chances of getting the needed votes? Should they? Was the Supreme Court’s recent reversal of one of Judge Sotomayor’s rulings politically motivated? Or was it evidence that she is not ready to be a justice? Does the court need to have a woman and

someone of Hispanic heritage as a justice? Why or why not? printed on July 28, 2017