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Will Judge Sotomayor be good for the entertainment industry?

President Obama today named Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the Supreme Court seat to be vacated by Justice David Souter upon his retirement at the end of the current term.

Ben Sheffner of the Copyrights and Campaigns blog points out that before her appointment to the Federal Bench by then President George H.W. Bush, Sotomayor worked as a litigator for boutique New York law firm Pavia & Harcourt, where she focused on intellectual property and international matters for the firm's corporate clients, including rights owners.

Does this indicate that big-media can expect a friend in Justice Sotomayor, if she's confirmed? Time will tell.

Meanwhile, we can all ruminate over this list of her opinions as a Judge, compiled by the New York Times

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