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Re: Her Majesty Sonia Sotomayor vs. the Rule of Law

I see that one blogger has taken umbrage at my referring to Sonia Sotomayor as Her Majesty and imagines that I’m trying to “undercut Sotomayor’s humble ascent from the housing project in the Bronx to her current eminence.” Not at all. Hers is an inspiring American success story. As my hyperlinked Bench Memos post makes clear, I’m drawing on Sotomayor’s law-review article, “Returning Majesty to the Law and Politics: A Modern Approach,” which (as I explain) indicates that Sotomayor is less interested in the majesty of the law than in the majesty of liberal activist judges.

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