President Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States earlier today. Judge Sotomayor currently serves as a Justice for the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals in Manahattan.
Judge Sotomayor is a native New Yorker and graduate of Yale Law School. One of her most noteworthy decisions ended the 1995 Major League Baseball Strike ruling in favor the the players and against the owners. Her nomination will add to the diversity of the Court as Judge Sotomayor would be its first Hispanic member and second sitting female Justice.