I’m told that some of you people actually follow non-baseball news. Not sure why you’d do that, but I guess it takes all kinds. Anyway, for those that care, among the names on President Obama’s short list to fill Justice Souter’s seat on the Supreme Court is Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. If she’s picked, I’m assuming that there will be a moderate amount of scrutiny of her judicial record, her philosophy, her political views and all of that stuff, but for our purposes, you should know that she’s the judge who, on March 30, 1995, issued the preliminary injunction against Major League Baseball preventing the owners from unilaterally implementing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and using replacement players, effectively ending the 1994 baseball strike.
Because of this, I think I would support her nomination. Not because it indicates how she would approach labor issues, but because by ruling as she did, she made it possible for the Braves to win the World Series that year.
(thanks to Mark Armour for the heads up)