I’m no expert of Supreme Court procedure - although I pretend to be on FR - but I think Justice Sotomayor granted the stay because the next step would be for the plaintiffs to ask the full court for a temporary stay, and she knew there were 5 votes ready to do so.
Unless I’m wrong.
Well, someday I’d like to play a SC Judge in the movies. I look great in black robes. ;)
Seriously...I’m inclined to agree with you on the statgery.
She does know that for sure if she is one of the 5. I don’t know if she is a practicing Catholic; but Hispanics are heavily Catholic; this may be one area where she is willing to listen to the religious freedom argument.
I think you are right and also the democrats don’t need any more headaches right now than they have already.
Actually she had the option to deny, grant, or refer to the full court.
If she had really wanted to be a bitch she could have just denied it and it would not have gone to the full court right away.
I think she sees the writing on the wall with regard to the mandate.
She may even be a vote to strike it down, although I wouldn’t put money on it.