As Sonia Sotomayor wraps up her second full argument cycle as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, it has become clear that she is a prolific and fearless questioner. She can be tenacious and direct, bordering on harsh. She can be impatient when the lawyer does not answer her question precisely. She knows her stuff and clearly loves the give and take. All of which is to say, she fits right in with her new colleagues. What's notable is that Sotomayor has tuned into the high court's wavelength so early in her tenure.
New Justice Sotomayor Emerges as Frequent -- and Tough -- Questioner
The National Law Journal
November 16, 2009