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For Friday: Sotomayor reflects court’s evolution

Post by Kim Bradford on May 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm with No Comments »
May 28, 2009 4:25 pm

Because the Constitution vests the power to nominate justices in the executive, members of the Supreme Court are chosen by multiple presidents over a period of decades. The result is a court that – very roughly – reflects the temper of the voters who pick occupants for the White House. That system, created by the founders, argues for the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor.


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