Unfortunately, I’ll be out of commission most of it.
President Obama has chosen Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his Supreme Court nominee to replace the retiring David Souter. She’s been on the bench since 1992, and the White House notes that she has more judicial experience than any currently serving Justice had at the time of nomination. I’m sure that won’t stop some right-wingers from claiming she’s an affirmative action nominee.
The California Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on Proposition 8 around noon Central time today. Deeky at Shakesville notes that the Court is likely to uphold the marriage ban but confirm the legality of the marriages that took place before it passed, and he says the opinion will be posted here.
I’ll be checking in later. Have at it in comments.