Said Justice Sonia Sotomayor, speaking at the University of Wisconsin yesterday. She said Justice Scalia's death left "a big hole in the court."
I chose not to attend. Why? Because there were limited tickets available, and I wanted to allow one more person to have the opportunity to experience something that might be very exciting and inspiring for them.
ADDED: From the AP report:
She said her experiences as a Hispanic and a woman are only pieces of her thinking when she considers cases. She said she considers herself a human being first and "there isn't one piece of me that takes control in judicial decision-making."Here's the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report. And here's the Badger Herald:
She lamented that people see the court as a mystery, saying that if they understood that the justices are human beings with experiences and backgrounds and a passion for the law it would help change the perception of the court as a "distant and unknowable institution."
Sotomayor said she has always tried to be a “citizen lawyer” and understand that someone’s win is also someone else’s loss.
“Never forget that justice has a price,” Sotomayor said. “Whenever you’re happy about one of the outcomes think about the other side.”