Here's an e-mail I received from President Obama today (I know lots of people got it, but it's still fun to say) . . .
introducing Judge Sonia Sotomayor, his nominee for the United States Supreme Court:
"Kim --I am proud to announce my nominee for the next Justice of the United States Supreme Court: Judge Sonia Sotomayor.This decision affects us all -- and so it must involve us all. I've recorded a special message to personally introduce Judge Sotomayor and explain why I'm so confident she will make an excellent Justice.
Please watch the video, and then pass this note on to friends and family to include them in this historic moment.
Judge Sotomayor has lived the America Dream. Born and raised in a South Bronx housing project, she distinguished herself in academia and then as a hard-charging New York District Attorney. Judge Sotomayor has gone on to earn bipartisan acclaim as one of America's finest legal minds.
As a Supreme Court Justice, she would bring more federal judicial experience to the Supreme Court than any Justice in 100 years. Judge Sotomayor would show fidelity to our Constitution and draw on a common-sense understanding of how the law affects our day-to-day lives.
A nomination for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land is one of the most important decisions a President can make. And the discussions that follow will be among the most important we have as a nation.
You can begin the conversation today by watching this special message and then passing it on:http://my.barackobama.com/SupremeCourt
President Barack Obama."
A more detailed bio from the White House is available here:
I can't wait to learn more about Judge Sotomayor. Watch for future blog posts!