Obama To Nominate Second Circuit Judge Sotomayor To SCOTUS

Barack Obama will nominate Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court this morning at 10:15 a.m. according to numerous reports.

Sotomayor is 54 years old, and was appointed to her first federal judgeship by George Herbert Walker Bush in 1991. If confirmed, she will be the Court’s first Hispanic Justice, and will bring the number of women serving to two.

Justice David Souter announced last month that he’d step down from the court after almost 19 years. Sotomayor will fill the vacancy created by his retirement.