A coalition of left-leaning public interest groups are launching a six-figure advertising campaign today to promote Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination. The ad, called Justice, was created by the Coalition for Constitutional Values, which includes judicial confirmation war stalwarts like the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Alliance for Justice, and People for the American Way. The ad first notes her credentials -- eleven years on the appeals circuit, first appointment by George H.W. Bush -- and then her rags-to-successes biography.
Nan Aron, the co-chair of the Coalition, calls Sotomayor "precisely the kind of nominee we need -- one who, as President Obama described, 'has the intellectual firepower but also a little bit of a common touch and has a practical sense of how the world works.'"