Obama picks Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court
President Barack Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court this morning.

Sotomayor would be the first Hispanic person to serve on the high court. She currently sits on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which has heard a number of significant Indian law case, though she has not participated in many of them.

"Judge Sotomayor has worked at almost every level of our judicial system, providing her with a depth of experience and a breadth of perspective that will be invaluable to her as a Supreme Court justice," Obama said at the White House.

Obama wants the Senate to hold confirmation hearings in July so that Sotomayor could be seated in time for the start of the Supreme Court's session in October.

Get the Story:
Obama Chooses Sotomayor for Supreme Court (The Washington Post 5/26)
Obama Selects Sotomayor for Court (The New York Times 5/26)

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