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  • Sotomayor protests court's refusal of appeals

    12/28/2010 10:39:09 AM PST · by yoe · 36 replies · 9+ views
    Patriot Action ^ | December 27, 2010 | Joan Biskupic,
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has set herself apart from colleagues with her fervent statements protesting the majority's refusal to take some appeals, particularly involving prisoners. Each month, the justices spurn hundreds of petitions from people who have lost in lower courts, and rarely does an individual justice go public with concern about the denial. In the seven times it has happened since the annual term opened in October, Justice Sotomayor has signed four of the opinions, more than any other justice. She was the lead author on three, again more than any other justice. She forcefully dissented when the...