UPDATE. More on Sotomayor:
Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog predicts what we can expect in the leadup to the confirmation hearings. He also has a handy round-up of her apellate opinions.
Ambinder details how Sotomayor, who had been at the top of the president’s list from jump, ended up being the pick. He also gets his hands on a copy of the White House’s plans to pitch the nominee to the public. The right is already ramping up its response, which is basically their “unqualified minority” boilerplate.
The rarely satisfied Greenwald is…satisfied. (Greenwald was one of Sotomayor’s most vocal defenders after Jeff Rosen’s sloppy, unprofessional hit-job on her a few weeks back.) He also points to Charles Krauthammer on Fox News, who said Sotomayor’s “concern for certain ethnicities override justice.” Oy.
Nate points out that Sotomayor was easily confirmed in 1998 for her current judicial post by the Senate, and the senators who are still serving from that time voted to confirm her 35-11.
Huckabee calls her ‘Maria.‘
Oh, and she’s a diabetic.
UPDATE 2. Canavan has more helpful links.