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Supreme Court Nominee Sonia SotomayorShould Sonia Sotomayor be confirmed?

Issue Background

Key Arguments

» Yes

  • Sotomayor has had a long legal career where she served as a Federal Appeals Judge, NY ADA, and private practice attorney.
  • Sotomayor has exercised restraint as a judge and makes narrow rulings instead of broad ideological judgments.

» No

  • Sotomayor has not had to deal with core issues, such as abortion rights. Because of this we have no insight into her guiding principals as a judge.
  • The Connecticut firefighters case, as well as Sotomayor's comments about being a a Latina Judge, proves that her background plays too strongly in her court decisions and plays favorites based on personal bias instead of legal justification.


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