An utterly unsurprising pick, and I think a good one. More later….
By the way, if you want to learn more about Judge Sotomayor, your first stop should be the outstanding SCOTUSblog, which consistently offers comprehensive and unbiased coverage of all things Supreme Court-ish. Start here.
UPDATE: Obama’s announcement is live now (10:20 a.m.). One amusing slip o’ the tongue: Obama has declared that the U.S. Constitution has been in effect since roughly the time that Jesus Christ walked the earth. I think he meant to say “two centuries,” but it came out “twenty.” Talk about the time of the founding! 😀
Also, for some Sotomayor-related hilarity, check out this appalling hit piece by The New Republic’s Jeffrey Rosen and his sad little attempt to explain it, and Glenn Greenwald’s takedown of Rosen. Expect lots more of this over the next several weeks — but also, at the end of the day, expect easy confirmation (barring some unforeseen revelation).