Justice Sotomayor Unleashed

red nails

This is not a photo of Siouxsie's nails (she prefers black over red). You would have to be a complete dolt to think that this is a photo of Justice Sotomayor's nails. It is not.

Siouxsie didn’t know what to make of the newest Supreme Court Justice — Sonia Sotomayor.  Her opinions in the Second Circuit left Siouxsie undecided.  The “wise Latina” comment seemed overblown.  The Kabuki confirmation hearings were not helpful.

One month in, according to all reports, Justice Sotomayor has been an active participant in arguments before the Court.  But it is still way too soon to assess her impact.

Nevertheless, Siouxsie’s mind is made up.  Justice Sotomayor rocks.

Check out this article in Latina.  It reports that in preparation for her confirmation hearings, President Obama’s staff briefed her on every detail, including how to dress:

They even advised her to keep her nails a neutral shade, which she did.  But on the day of the White House reception celebrating her appointment, Sotomayor asked the president to look at her freshly manicured nails, holding up her hands to show off her favorite fire engine–red hue. The president chuckled, saying that she had been warned against that color.

She sure had, but Sotomayor was not finished. She then pulled her hair back behind her ears, exposing her red and black semi-hoop earrings, a beloved accessory among Latinas across America—from the South Bronx to Houston to East Los Angeles.

Obama joked that she had been briefed on the size of the earrings as well. Without skipping a beat, Sotomayor replied: “Mr. President, you have no idea what you’ve unleashed.”

The article goes on to detail her love life.  Apparently, her last relationship was with a “friend with no strings attached.”

Justice Sotomayor seems to embrace her independence, femininity and sexuality.  All this makes Siouxsie think that she is going to make a great addition to the highest court in the land.

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fake_eyes/ / CC BY 2.0

Source:   The ABA Journal

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~ by siouxsielaw on November 13, 2009.

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