About this series
Let the confirmation circus begin. It's a process that reveals both the good and bad of our separation of powers. President Obama's recent nomination of judge Sonia Sotomayor has set in process events both predictable: a careful scrutiny of her record, for example, and unpredictable... We don't hazard to guess. In the end, if judge Sotomayor is confirmed, the only unpredictable event that matters will be her performance on America's highest court.