Obama has appointed appeals court judge Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to replace David Souter.
I will have a lengthy commentary on her shortly, but in the meantime, a prediction:
In a 2001 speech at UC Berkeley, Sotomayor said this: "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
This sentence will become the focus of a great deal of controversy over the next couple of weeks.
When I read it, it struck me as preposterous. The more I think about it, the more incensed I get about it. More later.