Female, hispanic, empathetic, and without a clue. In Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama found someone who meets all of the requirements for a Supreme Court Justice, so he nominated her.
First off, race, gender and empathy should play no role in choosing a Supreme Court Justice, but one who not-so-secretly believes judges write laws from the bench should disqualify her immediately.
I questioned when justice Souter resigned whether Obama's pick would shift the court significantly. If Sotomayor is approved by the Senate, the court effectively
takes a 90 degree turn to the left.
The big question remains: has she paid her taxes?