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Justice and Temperament

During now Justice Sotomayor’s hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, there were questions about her temperament. Some said Justice Sotomayor could be imperious and demanding, bordering on rude to counsel before her on the Court of Appeals.

Her attempts to interrupt Justice Ginsburg during oral argument on a case involving discharge of student loans in bankruptcy are apt. See the attached article I received from the ABA. Hopefully there were some in-chamber discussions with the Justice afterward, to work on the finer points of decorum.

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