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March 25, 2014

Seeking special insights on Justice Sotomayor's sentencing jurisprudence

The request in the title of this post is my reaction to the new Yale Law Journal Forum posting providing here an online symposium titled "The Early Jurisprudence of Justice Sotomayor: Sonia Sotomayor's first five years on the Court."  Disappointingly, though not surprisingly, Justice Sotomayor's biggest sentencing opinions (e.g., Pepper, Peugh, Southern Union) do not seem to get much (if any) concentrated attention in the articles in the symposium.  

These three pieces from the symposium, however, do provide criminal justice commentary that might usefully supplement one's perspective on Justice Sotomayor's sentencing philosophies:

As the title of this post suggests, I would be eager to hear from readers as to whether they think there is something distinctive and/or notable about how Justice Sotomayor approaches sentencing issues.

March 25, 2014 at 10:46 AM | Permalink


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It would interest me to have someone compare her to Alito, who some put out as in effect her opposite number on the Court.

Posted by: Joe | Mar 25, 2014 12:57:29 PM

"jurisprudence" and the "wise [sic] Latina" should never be used in the same sentence.

Posted by: federalist | Mar 25, 2014 10:10:00 PM

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