May 31, 2009
TOM GOLDSTEIN: Judge Sotomayor and race.
Plus, some thoughts on the “wise Latina” brouhaha from Ann Althouse. “It was not an unguarded spontaneous outburst. It was a carefully written speech delivered to a particular audience. Sotomayor was saying the things that would be well-received by her audience. . . . What Sotomayor said was actually a weak, feel-good version of the kind of racial talk that is widespread in the legal academy.”