Bench Memos

Senator Leahy’s Round-Two Questions

He and Judge Sotomayor agree that we must strive for a racially and sexually diverse judiciary, so that people — impressionable children are singled out — will be reassured that our legal system is fair and inclusive. Gee, I don’t know, I’d be more reassured if I knew that the best qualified people, regardless of race or sex, were being picked.