Times: Sotomayor ‘Temperament’ Raises Questions We Didn’t Ask About Other Justices | Talking Points Memo

“To supporters, Judge Sotomayor’s vigorous questioning of the Bush administration’s position in the [torture case of Canadian Maher Arar], showcases some of her strengths,” write the New York Times‘ Adam Liptak and Jo Becker, “But to detractors, Judge Sotomayor’s sharp-tongued and occasionally combative manner — some lawyers have described her as “difficult” and “nasty” — raises questions about her judicial temperament and willingness to listen.”

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