Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

"I knew she'd be trouble."

So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution, with gentle parodies of the justices performed by their law clerks, but this year Sotomayor decided to shake it up—flooding the room with salsa music and coaxing her fellow justices to dance.

It was little surprise in 2009 that President Barack Obama nominated… (more)

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That anyone can walk this walk under the scrutiny Sotomayor bears — as a Puerto Rican, as a woman and as a moderate constitutional thinker — is the real story here. Whatever her elixir, it should be bottled and sold.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Collection: Sarah Crichton Books

Language: English


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