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May 27, 2009

Obama judges Sonia supreme

Who is Sonia Sotomayor? And why did President Obama pick her to replace David Souter on the US Supreme Court bench?

Having whittled down a list of 40 candidates, President Obama finally settled on Sonia Sotomayor, “the child of Puerto Rican parents who went from public housing to Princeton”, to replace David Souter on the US Supreme Court bench.

Slate‘s John Dickerson examines just how Obama reached the decision:

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  1. JamesK

    Maybe the US will get lucky and Sotomayor will to be as far ‘liberal’ in her judgements as David Souter’s proved to be ‘conservative’.

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