The Sotomayor Buzz
In her speech, Judge Sotomayor pledged to "respect and respond to the concerns" of all who come before her in court. She also said, "I strive to never forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals, businesses, and the government."
Her speech was also heavily grounded in the personal:
"Never in my wildest childhood imaginings, did I ever... dream that I would live this moment... Mr. President, I greatly appreciate the honor you are giving me... I hope that as the Senate and the American people learn more about me, they will see that I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences."
Judge Sotomayor was nominated to federal judgeship by President George H. W. Bush, is a graduate of Yale Law School, has worked in various aspects of the profession from criminal prosecution to commercial litigation, and has a riveting personal story, with some interesting parallels to President Obama's life.
I'm intrigued. Any specific info on her stance on consumer justice issues and tort "reform," send 'em our way.