President Barack Obama has selected Sonia Sotomayor of New York to be his nominee for the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, replacing retiring Justice David Souter.
We also learn Sotomayor is a lifelong Yankees fan and Obama credits her with saving baseball...
...and here we learn her view on application of facts in a case and doing justice in a particular case.
Sotomayor has been on the Supreme radar since Souter announced he would retire. In early May, Karl Rove, former advisor to President Bush, had this to say about Sotomayor: