Money quote:

"Sotomayor is an able candidate--at least as able as some of the current Supreme Court justices--and if Obama is convinced she is the best candidate on his short list, he should pick her."

Read the whole thing. Beutler:

A Sotomayor supporter who once clerked on the second circuit for a different judge disputes that interpretation. "I was...shocked by his implication that because prosecutors dislike her it means she isn't fit -- in fact, it should be the reverse," the source said. "If prosecutors have a low opinion of a judge it's probably because she challenges them, rather than rubber stamping their allegations as many judges do."

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