“A Latina Judge’s Voice”

by Jonathan H. Adler

Today’s NYT reports on a lecture given in 2002 by Judge Sonia Sotomayor on “A Latina Judge’s Voice.”  In these remarks, Judge Sotomayor embraces the idea that the race and gender of a judge will and should influence that judge’s decisions and suggests that there are no “objective” legal rules, only various perspectives.  The speech is available here.  Orin Kerr and I have comments on the Volokh Conspiracy here and here.

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