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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Sotomayor Record: Criminal Justice

Alliance for Justice has released the second in a series of in-depth reports examining the record of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Alliance for Justice will release a new report a week, providing thorough analysis of key areas of Judge Sotomayor’s record. Reports on access to justice and criminal law have now been released and reports on Sotomayor's record in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law and business and consumer law are coming in the weeks ahead.

"Judge Sotomayor began her legal career in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where for five years she prosecuted 'street crimes' such as murders and robberies. She also engaged in investigative matters involving police misconduct and fraud, and she was lead counsel in the first child pornography case prosecuted in New York State after the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of New York’s laws in New York v. Ferber, 458 U.S. 747 (1982)...."

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

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