President Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor

Posted on May 26, 2009

This morning President Obama nominated federal appellate court judge for the 2nd circuit Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court position being vacated by Justice David Souter. Judge Sotomayor was originally appointed to the bench by President George H.W. Bush and was appointed to the appellate bench by President Clinton. Here is the video clip from President Obama's announcement. Barring any unforeseen issues, she is expected to be confirmed: Obama does have the votes in the Senate. Take a look: