THE FOLLOWING ARE QUOTATIONS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES REGARDING FOUR POSSIBLE OBAMA NOMINEES TO THE US SUPREME COURT
The second woman and second Puerto Rican to be appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (Hispanic PR Newswire 17 September 2007)
Born 1954 in Bronx, NY
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 27, 1991, to a seat vacated by John M. Walker, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1992, and received commission on August 12, 1992. Service terminated on October 13, 1998, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 25, 1997, to a seat vacated by J. Daniel Mahoney; Confirmed by the Senate on October 2, 1998, and received commission on October 7, 1998.
Education: Princeton University, B.A., 1976; Yale Law School, J.D., 1979
Professional Career: Assistant district attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 1979-1984; private practice, New York City, 1984-1992.
(Federal Judicial Center)
Widely considered a political centrist by the American Bar Association Journal and others, Sotomayor was nominated on November 27, 1991, by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by John M. Walker, Jr. (the president's cousin).