Judge Sonia Sotomayor is qualified to be a justice on the Supreme Court. If the Senate chooses to confirm her she will be only the third woman, and also the first Latina justice to be confirmed.
But will they confirm her? Already we are hearing rumblings that a woman spunky enough to assert that a wise Latina might differ from a white man in her interpretation of the law is “race conscious”. And those who are sitting in a race neutral fog are loaded for bear.