President Barack Obama today nominated Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Associate Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.  NYT article here, WSJ here, Washington Post here, FOX News here, CNN here.

Judge Sotomayor grew up in the Bronx; graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1976 and in 1979 earned a J.D. from Yale law school, where she served on the Yale Law Journal; worked as a prosecutor in the New York district attorney's office for five years; practiced law from 1984 to 1991; won nomination by President George H. W. Bush as district judge in the Southern District of New York, where she presided until 1997, when she joined the Second Circuit.