Leahy To Conservatives: It Would Be Wrong To Use Today’s Decision To Criticize Sotomayor | Talking Points Memo

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)–chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee–is out with a statement criticizing the Supreme Court’s opinion in Ricci v. DeStefano and warning conservatives not to wield it as a cudgel against Sonia Sotomayor. “It would be wrong to use today’s decision to criticize Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who sat on the panel of the Second Circuit that heard this case but did not write its unanimous opinion,” Leahy said.

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