Sotomayor was raised Catholic and if she is confirmed, six out of nine, or two-thirds of the justices on the court will be from the faith. Catholics make up about one-quarter of the U.S. population.I was prepared to vilify the President's picks as a pander play to some gender or racial group. But the more I read about Sonia, the more I realize she was the best choice for the position.
As for the much touted 'appellate courts set policy' video, here is the complete video, within context. It has an entirely different meaning when you view the full two minute clip rather than the 26 second smear clip floating around the net.