NPR News Special: Supreme Court Nomination

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 9:00pm
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President Barack Obama with U.S. Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor
Photo credit: Alex Brandon/AP
Today, President Obama selected U.S. Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court, tapping the daughter of Puerto Rican-born parents to fill the seat of retiring Justice David Souter. If confirmed, Judge Sotomayor would become the first Hispanic to serve on the high court. Sotomayor, 54, would bring nearly 17 years of experience on the federal bench and a history of bipartisan appeal to the high court.
 
Tune in to AM1370/HD91.5-2 tonight (May 26) at 9 o'clock for an NPR News Special on the nomination of Judge Sotomayor, which will include the entirety of President Obama’s and Judge Sotomayor’s remarks from this morning. Neal Conan will host this special, which will also feature NPR’s Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and Washington Desk Correspondents Ari Shapiro, Mara Liasson and David Welna. 
 
Then stay tuned for the repeat broadcast of 1370 Connection, airing at 10 p.m. on AM1370/HD91.5-2, when host Bob Smith was joined by A. Vincent Buzard to discuss the nomination. Mr. Buzard is a member of Harris Beach, PLL and leader of the Appellate Litigation & Advocacy Practice Group and a member of the Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Buzard served as the 108th President of the New York State Bar Association from June 1, 2005 – May 31, 2006.