June 12, 2009 (REVISED June 25, 2009) Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor is Subject of New Web Presentation on the Law Library of Congress Website

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On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would be the court’s first Hispanic and third female justice.

To serve congressional and public requests for resources pertaining to this historic nomination, the Law Library of Congress has developed a web presentation on Sotomayor on its Supreme Court Nominations site at www.loc.gov/law/find/court-nominations.php.

The site includes background information on the nominee, press coverage and links to her articles and case decisions. From mainstream media to new media such as blogs (and law blogs, or “ blawgs,”), the site offers information about Sotomayor as well as Supreme Court nomination hearings dating to 1971. Featured nominees include confirmed Supreme Court Justices Samuel A. Alito and John G. Roberts; another featured nominee is Harriet E. Miers, whose nomination was withdrawn on Oct. 27, 2005.

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PR 09-119
ISSN 0731-3527