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10:05 PM ET, May 26, 2009

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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Huck comes out firing — at ‘Maria’ Sotomayor  —  Mike Huckabee comes out hard against the Sonia Sotomayor appointment, with a bit of a misfire as concerns her name: … post comment | … Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)  —  Unbelievable.  How do you still have credibility in judging …
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John Yoo / The Enterprise Blog:
Empathy Triumphs Over Excellence  —  President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor shows that empathy has won out over excellence in the White House.  Sotomayor has sterling credentials: Princeton, Yale Law School, former prosecutor, and federal trial and appellate judge.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and The Daily Dish
Aaron Blake / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
RNC fumbles Sotomayor talking points  —  Whoops.  The Republican National Committee (RNC) has apparently inadvertently released its list of talking points on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  —  Included on the released list were a few hundred influential Republicans …
New York Times:
Obama Hails Judge as ‘Inspiring’  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Tuesday that he will nominate the federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, choosing a daughter of Puerto Rican parents raised in a Bronx public housing project to become the nation's first Hispanic justice.
Richard A. Epstein / Forbes:
The Sotomayor Nomination  —  The hidden costs of presidential empathy.  —  In a previous Forbes column, I decried President Barack Obama's insistence that empathy would weigh heavily in the scales when it came to his next Supreme Court nominee.  And reading the arguments that were put forth …
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
The Dynamic of the Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor  —  The White House will announce a Supreme Court nominee at 10 a.m. The Senate Judiciary Committee will likely hold hearings in the third week of July, permitting written committee questions the following week and a floor vote before Congress leaves …
Mark Halperin / The Page:
Rush Limbaugh on Sonia Sotomayor Nomination  —  Do you think we should go to the mat stopping Sotomayor?  Do you think we oughta go to the wall to oppose her?  And I said absolutely we should.  Once again, an opportunity to draw the distinct contrast that exists today between conservatives …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Obama's choice of Sotomayor deserves praise  —  Reports indicate that President Obama has selected Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court.  The announcement will be made formally this morning at 10:15 a.m. EST. This nomination …
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Chooses Sotomayor for Supreme Court Nominee  —  President Obama will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as his first appointment to the court, officials said Tuesday, and has scheduled an announcement for 10:15 a.m. at the White House.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court overrules Michigan v. Jackson  —  Splitting 5-4, the Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled its 23-year-old ruling in Michigan v. Jackson on the rights of a criminal suspect in police custody who has asked for a lawyer.  The Court did so in Montejo v. Louisiana (07-1529), in an opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia.
Discussion: New York Times, NPR Blogs and ACS Blog
Mark Halperin / Time:
Judge Sonia Sotomayor Headed for Easy Supreme Court Nomination  —  President Barack Obama knows how to avoid a fight — and still do what he thinks is right.  The media and conservative activists might be spoiling for a Supreme Court nomination battle, but the choice of Circuit Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Conservatives Blast Obama's Hispanic SCOTUS Nominee As ‘Not The Smartest’ And An ‘Intellectual Lightweight’  —  When the media began floating Circuit Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a possible Supreme Court nominee, one of the first comprehensive articles to come out was a piece by Jeffrey Rosen in The New Republic.
Adam Nagourney / The Caucus:
Republicans Weigh Risks of a Supreme Court Battle
Discussion: Firedoglake and Balloon Juice
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:   What SCOTUS pick says about Obama
Walter Olson / Forbes:
Obama's ‘Wise Latina’
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum
Jan Crawford / Legalities:   Becoming Nominee Sotomayor
Satyam Khanna / Think Progress:
Inhofe worries that Sotomayor may allow 'undue influence from her …
Discussion: Fox News
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Re: Is Opposing Satomayor Anti-Hispanic?
Discussion: Macsmind and MoJo Blog Posts
Associated Press:
Justices Ease Rules on Questioning
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Why Sotomayor Was Appointed by a Republican President in '92
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Sonia Sotomayor's greatest hits
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Prop. 8 upheld by California Supreme Court  —  The justices uphold the same-sex marriage ban but also rule that the 18,000 gay couples who wed before the November vote will stay married.  The decision is sure to spark another ballot box fight.  —  Reporting from San Francisco …
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John Schwartz / New York Times:
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
Discussion: New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
Millionaires Go Missing  —  Maryland's fleeced taxpayers fight back.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Here's a two-minute drill in soak-the-rich economics:  —  Maryland couldn't balance its budget last year, so the state tried to close the shortfall by fleecing the wealthy.
Natasha Korecki / Chicago Sun Times:
Judge OKs release of secret recordings between Burris, Blagojevich's brother  —  A federal judge today authorized the release of audio tapes of secret wiretaps of conversations between U.S. Sen. Roland Burris and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother to a Senate ethics committee.
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John Ruberry / Marathon Pundit:   Pay to play: Burris promised campaign check for Blago
Michael O'Brien / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Tucker Carlson to launch right-leaning HuffPo alternative  —  Pundit Tucker Carlson publicly announced Tuesday that a right-leaning news site resembling the Huffington Post he's been planning will go live within weeks.  —  Carlson will launch TheDailyCaller.com, which he said would focus …
City Hall:
Weiner Will Not Run for Mayor  —  One-time frontrunner to skip race against Bloomberg  —  Confirming suspicions that have circulated since he informed supporters in April that he would be suspending his campaign, Rep. Anthony Weiner is ending his mayoral aspirations for 2009, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.
Discussion: The Daily Politics
 
 
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The Huffington Post:
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