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Monday, June 8, 2009

The Sotomayor Record: Access to Justice

Today Alliance for Justice unveiled the first in a series of in-depth reports analyzing Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s record.

This first report focuses on the issue of Access to Justice, which encompasses a variety of legal issues including justiciability, preemption, stripping courts of their jurisdiction to hear certain claims, sovereign immunity, recovering attorneys’ fees, interpretations of statutes of limitations, and certifying classes for class-action litigation. These issues illustrate the important role courts play in ensuring equal justice for all. The report analyzes Judge Sotomayor’s record in each of these areas and finds that…
“Judge Sonia Sotomayor has a careful, cautious, and reasoned approach to access
to justice issues. Her rulings are well within the legal mainstream.
She closely follows precedent, and analyzes facts with meticulous detail.
Judge Sotomayor shows no bias for or against plaintiffs. She shows
sensitivity toward persons bringing claims, but always grounds her decision
making on the law and binding authority.”

Visit our Supreme Court Watch page for more information and to read the report in its entirety.

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