Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's published majority opinions in the last eight years do not paint a portrait of an activist judge, according to Stefanie Lindquist, the co-author of the new book, "Measuring Judicial Activism." To evaluate Sotomayor's decisions, Lindquist applied the political science tools and activism classifications used in her book to examine Supreme Court justices' votes over the last five decades. She is co-author with Frank Cross, also of the University of Texas School of Law.
Sotomayor Is No Activist Judge, Says Author
The National Law Journal
June 8, 2009