Tuesday, July 14, 2009
LANSING, MI - In the midst of confirmation hearings, Sonia Sotomayor can notch another first as she becomes the only Latina to grace the cover of Dumpy Judge Quarterly. Devoted to dumpy-looking judges, their insights, passions, and rulings, the magazine has traditionally chosen rumpled white men, jowly black men, and frumpy black and white women. "This is a first for the Hispanic community," said editor Enoch Radwin. "But she almost didn't make the cut." According to Radwin, the editorial board was split between Sotomayor and a circuit court judge whose unkempt hair stood up like Stan Laurel's. "He looked like he'd been asleep for fifteen years. Judging by his rulings, we're not overlooking the possibility, but Sotomayor is historic and "Dumpy Judge" has always been in the fore front of leaping on popular bandwagons."