President Obama has announced that he will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Judge David H. Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. As this New York Times article explains, Judge Sotomayor serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and if confirmed she would be the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
You can learn more about Judge Sotomayor's background by reading her biography on the website of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (you can also do a search for court opinions made by Sotomayor; just enter her last name in the search box). The Law Library of Congress has created a web page with links to Sotomayor's publications and other online documents about her.
To find Supreme Court dockets and opinions or learn about current Supreme Court justices, take a look at the website of the Supreme Court.
For additional resources about the federal court system, see our guide.