We’re watching developments as U.S. President Barack Obama selects Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the Supreme Court.
(CNN)

The federal appeals court judge is 54 years old and would be the first Hispanic and only the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court…

She will replace Justice David Souter if confirmed by the senate. (FOX News)

We’re following initial perspectives on the announcement….

Let’s go right to Glenn Thrush - he’s a writer covering congressional leadership for Politico – he looks back to the past to see what kind of support Sotomayor will find in the senate – Thrush points out …

“…she's the first Hispanic to be nominated for the high court -- and every GOP leader with a pulse knows that opposing her could accelerate the stampede of Latinos out of the GOP in the southwest, west and Texas.”

Sophia Nelson, an opinion writer for The Huffington Post calls the choice brilliant…

“The ghost of President George H.W. Bush is about to come back and bite the more conservative GOP base in the proverbial “butt”.  [Obama] adds some “color” and another “female” voice to the Court’s balance. How do Republicans effectively attack a nominee that a Republican President first placed on the federal bench?” That’s in reference to the nomination to the federal bench by President George H.W. Bush in 1991…

In a blog called “Bench Memos” for the conservative National Review – they point out she’s…

“… a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important than the law as written.  She thinks that judges should dictate policy, and that one's sex, race, and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.”

How will the white house fight that… a writer for Talking Points Memo out of Washington DC says the Obama administration is already armed with points to counter any arguments against the Judge…

"… Sotomayor is widely admired as a judge with a sophisticated grasp of legal doctrine and a keen awareness of the law's impact on everyday life."

Let’s get one more perspective from The Guardian UK – one political writer headlines his story… “Controversial? Not really”

“…bottom line: unless there's some bombshell, the GOP doesn't have the votes to block her, as several of them have acknowledged.”

Newsy.com will continue to follow perspectives on this story throughout the day…

Perspectives on Obama's High Court Pick

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Perspectives on Obama's High Court Pick

We’re watching developments as U.S. President Barack Obama selects Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the Supreme Court.
(CNN)

The federal appeals court judge is 54 years old and would be the first Hispanic and only the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court…

She will replace Justice David Souter if confirmed by the senate. (FOX News)

We’re following initial perspectives on the announcement….

Let’s go right to Glenn Thrush - he’s a writer covering congressional leadership for Politico – he looks back to the past to see what kind of support Sotomayor will find in the senate – Thrush points out …

“…she's the first Hispanic to be nominated for the high court -- and every GOP leader with a pulse knows that opposing her could accelerate the stampede of Latinos out of the GOP in the southwest, west and Texas.”

Sophia Nelson, an opinion writer for The Huffington Post calls the choice brilliant…

“The ghost of President George H.W. Bush is about to come back and bite the more conservative GOP base in the proverbial “butt”.  [Obama] adds some “color” and another “female” voice to the Court’s balance. How do Republicans effectively attack a nominee that a Republican President first placed on the federal bench?” That’s in reference to the nomination to the federal bench by President George H.W. Bush in 1991…

In a blog called “Bench Memos” for the conservative National Review – they point out she’s…

“… a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important than the law as written.  She thinks that judges should dictate policy, and that one's sex, race, and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.”

How will the white house fight that… a writer for Talking Points Memo out of Washington DC says the Obama administration is already armed with points to counter any arguments against the Judge…

"… Sotomayor is widely admired as a judge with a sophisticated grasp of legal doctrine and a keen awareness of the law's impact on everyday life."

Let’s get one more perspective from The Guardian UK – one political writer headlines his story… “Controversial? Not really”

“…bottom line: unless there's some bombshell, the GOP doesn't have the votes to block her, as several of them have acknowledged.”

Newsy.com will continue to follow perspectives on this story throughout the day…

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