It has been leaked by several news sources that President Obama is going to nominate Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor of the Second Circuit would join Justice Ginsburg as the second woman on the bench and would be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.
Though first nominated to the Federal Bench by a Republican, George Bush, her decisions have leaned largely to the left and she was nominated to the Second Circuit by President Clinton. She has had two Second Circuit decisions overturned by the Supreme Court because her opinions failed to gain the support of the conservative majority.
I applaud this decision by President Obama and am confident that Judge Sotomayor will pass through Congress to ultimately replace Judge Souter.