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Sotomayor is confirmed: What does it mean for the First Amendment?

Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate today as the newest member of the Supreme Court, replacing  Justice David H.  Souter who retired in June.  She becomes the 111th member of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the … Continue reading

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Sonia Sotomayor: Judicial Minimalism and the Court of Last Resort

Last week, we analyzed cases from the Second Circuit, in which Sonia Sotomayor had some part in deciding, addressing the right to free expression. Still the Supreme Court’s role, and Sotomayor’s judicial style make it difficult to make a broad … Continue reading

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ALL ABOUT SOTOMAYOR Roundup

6/1/2009 On Sotomayor and censorship: First the bad news… 6/2/2009 Student speech under fire under Sotomayor? 6/3/2009 The Good News: Sotomayor’s decision in U.S. v. Quattrone, gagging gag orders 6/4/2009 What about Souter? A closer look at the Supreme Court’s outgoing Associate Justice 6/5/2009 … Continue reading

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Courts favor “Douchebags”; Doninger redux, and the problem of school censorship when it comes to off campus Internet expression

Sonia Sotormayor’s joining Judge Debra Ann Livingston’s decision in the matter of Doninger v. Niehoff doesn’t provide information about her views relating to free expression. The Doninger decision was made in the context of nuanced civil procedure, and law governing … Continue reading

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Sotomayor carefully defended speech in Pappas v. Giuliani

Our analysis of Sotomayor’s free speech record wouldn’t be complete without a mention of her dissent in Pappas v. Giuliani.  The case reached the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 2002 and concerned the firing of Thomas Pappas from the … Continue reading

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What about Souter? A closer look at the Supreme Court’s outgoing Associate Justice

With all the focus on and furor over the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, it is easy to lose sight of the Justice she is replacing—indeed, he likes it that way. But any discussion of how Sotomayor will influence the … Continue reading

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The Good News: Sotomayor’s decision in U.S. v. Quattrone, gagging gag orders

Evaluating where Sonia Sotomayor stands relative to the principles espoused by the First Amendment is frustrating task for two reasons.  First, Sotomayor has not authored that many opinions on free expression issues.  More importantly, those opinions she has drafted have … Continue reading

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