Is she going to be controversial? Well that depends where you are on the political spectrum right now.
Some look at Sotomayor and see a raging liberal. But others see someone who is more in the middle.
Will there be issues with her nomination? Yes there will be, and one of them will focus on a case that was recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Judge Sotomayor joined in an appeals court ruling involving a group of white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut, who filed suit after a promotion test they took was scrapped because minority applicants did not do well on the exam.
That raises the ole hot topic of affirmative action, which certainly infuses a reliably divisive political issue into this confirmation.
What will be really interesting is that in the next few weeks, the Supreme Court will rule on that case.
I can't wait to see what kind of message might be sent on it by the conservative members of the court, especially Justice Scalia. That would make for a great sidebar to this confirmation story.
Other than that, I'm sure some other cases will get dredged up in coming days, as everyone turns their attention to Sotomayor's record.