Attack dogs eyeing President Obama's pick for a Supreme Court justice better watch where they bite. Opposing party members often go into attack mode when a President picks a high court nominee. However Janet Boles, Political Science Professor at Marquette University, notes on Sotomayor's resume it was President George H.W. Bush who first nominated her to a federal bench in 1991. Sotomayor was then promoted to the circuit court to by Bill Clinton, a "centrist" president. Boles says it will be difficult to label her as "extremely liberal."
Sotomayor is a Princeton and Yale educated federal appeals judge who grew up in housing projects. Boles believes there will not be difficulty getting Obama's pick confirmed. She would replace retiring David Souter of New Hampshire.