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History was made in Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to Supreme Court as a Latina yesterday. As Catholic, she may become the Supreme Court’s sixth today. What does a six member Latina Catholic Supreme Court Judge mean for tomorrow?
Although Sotomayor received a Catholic school education, she is believed to lean more left than other Catholic judges. The articles suggest that this nomination on some level presents religion as a non-important factor in Supreme Court nominations. Interestingly, these Catholic nominations all came from Republicans (Remember that Sotomayor was first nominated for a lower circuit by Bush, Sr.).
-Is there a link?
-And what does that means for future trends of the law?
-With a country that is thirsty for change, is this the antithesis?
Abortion, gay rights, and the death penalty- not as prevalent on Sotomayor’s list of cases, however, her life experience, compassion and dedication to the law may make her an amazing addition to the American Judicial system.