I listen to NPR's Morning Edition when I drive to the skating rink early mornings (5:30 am). A few weeks ago before anyone heard of Sonia Sotomayer, they had this interesting piece by Nina Totenburg on the infamous "firefighter case". Supreme Court Hears Firefighter Promotion Case You know, the one the Right is touting as proof that Sotomayer is "racist" and just summarily dismissed this "obvious case" of discrimination against whites and will "surely" be overturned by the Supreme Court?
Just read the article and you will see that the case is much more complicated. And if it will "surely" be overturned, that's just more proof how much we need more Sonia Sotomayers on the bench!