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Obama Picks Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 26, 2009 2:00PM

The Associated Press is reporting that President Obama has selected federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice David Souter. Sotomayor, who is currently serving the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, would be the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Earlier speculation had surrounded Judge Diane Wood, of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, located here in Chicago, as a potential nominee. President Obama is due to hold a press conference at 9:15 a.m. this morning to make the announcement. We'll keep an eye on it right here.

Update: Here's the press conference: