Remember When Justice Sotomayor’s View of Judging was like Trump’s?

Was Donald Trump wrong to point out that the Judge in the Trump University case is Cuban? The fact that the judge and the law firm bringing the suit are associated with La Raza.  Sonia Sotomayor, an appeals court judge, seems to think that back ground, gender, and ethnicity do affect judge’s decisions.  Judge Sotomayor once said that she felt that a wise Latina woman could make better decisions than a white man.

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As Written By Charlie Savage for The New York Times:

In 2001, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a top Supreme Court prospect, gave a speech declaring that the ethnicity and sex of a judge “may and will make a difference in our judging.”

In her speech, Judge Sotomayor questioned the famous notion — often invoked by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her retired Supreme Courtcolleague, Sandra Day O’Connor — that a wise old man and a wise old woman would reach the same conclusion when deciding cases.

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” said Judge Sotomayor, who is now considered to be near the top of President Obama’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees…….

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Sotomayor’s View of Judging Is on the Record – The New York Times

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