Reaction to Sotomayor: 'She Won't Be as Pro-Business'

Krystina Gustafson
Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 3:25 PM ET

CNBC asked the experts what they think of President Barack Obama's nomination of New York Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Here are some of their responses.

Obama Picks Sotomayor for SCOTUS
Discussing the President's nominee for the Supreme Court, with Greg Valliere, Soleil Securities; Keith Boykin, The Daily Voice, and CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

'She Won't Be As Pro-Business'

"Here's a woman who really understands sophisticated corporate business issues. She's going to be good for business and good for America."

Keith Boykin, "The Daily Voice"

"You could not get a more pro-business justice than David Souter, that goes without saying ... So she won't be as pro-business, and I think she is an activist judge, and I think on issues like affirmative action she's going to be at least an annoyance for business."

Greg Valliere, Soleil Securities

Supporting Obama's Choice for Supreme Court
Discussing why Sotomayor has a practical approach to real world problems, with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

Supporting Obama's Choice

"We certainly don't want nine people on the Supreme Court with ice water running through their veins. We want them to understand rule of law and the real world, and she does understand both, her record shows both, so that makes her a great combination."

— Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY

Sonia Sotomayor Nominated for Supreme Court
Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor accepts her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sotomayor Accepts Nomination

"I hope that as the Senate and American people learn more about me, they will see that I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences."

Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Obama Nominates Sotomayor
President Obama nominates appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court.

Obama's Official Nomination

"Walking in the door she would bring more experience on the bench, and more varied experience on the bench, than anyone currently serving on the United States Supreme Court had when they were appointed."

President Barack Obama


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