Is Sotomayor a sleeper candidate? She is a cultural Catholic and may be inclined to revisit Roe. Her record is thin on abortion, but a couple of cases she ruled on annoyed NARAL. Her first patron was Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who was pro-life.
William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said Judge Sotomayor's record has more bright spots than conservative Catholics can reasonably expect to get from an appointee of President Obama.
"If the Republicans are smart, they would not fight this one," he told The Washington Times in an interview Thursday.