Sonia Sotomayor will face a brutal Supreme Court confirmation

Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, is a living testament to the American Dream.

Her parents moved from Puerto Rico to the South Bronx. After her father died when she was eight, she was raised by her mother, a nurse. Eventually, she went to Princeton and Yale Law School. She is a former prosecutor and would be the first Latina justice if confirmed. But the case for Sotomayor is not so clear cut, according to Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic.