Bench Memos

Re: “Public Support for Sotomayor Falls After Supreme Court Reversal”

On The Corner, Michael Franc parses Judge Sotomayor’s declining numbers and arrives at the same explanation I offered.  As he puts it:

Clearly, her strong commitment to the race-preference regime, which received extensive (and unwelcome) media coverage when the High Court reversed her decision in the New Haven firefighters’ case, has damaged her. And her belief that her Latina racial heritage and personal upbringing makes her a better judge than white males is profoundly out of sync with the views of large majorities of Americans.