Bloomberg Law
Feb. 10, 2022, 12:47 AM

Sotomayor Warns Confirmation Battles Risk Undermining Courts

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned that the increasingly political nature of Supreme Court confirmations could further undermine the legitimacy of the third branch of government.

“It certainly does feed into the public’s uncertainty. And that has a price,” she said while speaking Wednesday during an online event sponsored by the New York University School of Law.

Her comments come as the White House weighs candidates to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who will step down at the end of the term.

Recent Supreme Court confirmations have been decided along almost purely party lines.

Early battle lines over the next nominee have already ...

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