The Sotomayor Puzzle

Taylor Jr., Stuart
July 2009
National Journal;7/18/2009, p3
In this article the author describes the difficulty of figuring out a consistent agenda in the judicial opinions issued by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor. It is noted that Sotomayor's speeches are often ambiguous and sometimes internally inconsistent. Her approach was also criticized by liberal law experts Michael Seidman and Doug Kendall. The author also discusses two alternative theories to reconcile Sotomayor's speeches with her judicial record.


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