At least three Sonia Sotomayors were portrayed before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week -- all three versions born of the political dynamics of modern-day Supreme Court confirmation hearings, which seem to require nominees to disavow all emotions and opinions. Which Sotomayor will take the end seat of the Court reserved for junior justices after her near-certain confirmation this summer? And what do the different portraits say about her and about the craft of judging?
Senate Confirmation Hearing Portrays 3 Versions of Sotomayor
The National Law Journal
July 20, 2009