The Judge They Feared

Republicans have worried about a Sotomayor nomination for a long time. They knew that her legal talents and personal story would make it difficult for them to stop her from sitting on the court.

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We’ve got months to mull over the politics of Judge Sotomayor’s selection. Today, let’s celebrate the significance of this nomination; not just for Latinos, but for an America moving closer to its promise of equality. 

Sherrilyn A. Ifill is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and a civil rights lawyer.