To my mind, this is the most significant issue for the court, especially given the radicalism of Roberts and Alito on presidential supremacy. Charlie Savage did an article yesterday about potential nominees' views on executive authority. This is his only mention of Obama's pick:

Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has never worked in the federal executive branch and sits on a court that hears few executive power cases.

The Dish will take its time trying to understand Sotomayor's judicial record.

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