Oct 6, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Justice Sotomayor says Supreme Court must rise above partisanship

Sonya Sotomayor

Sonya Sotomayor. Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBC via Getty Images

Supreme Court Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan warned about partisanship on the Supreme Court, saying "[p]art of the court’s strength and part of the court’s legitimacy depends on people not seeing the court in the way that people see the rest of the governing structures of this country now," reports the Washington Post.

Why it matters: Newly minted Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh was criticized following his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee where he suggested accusations from Christine Blasey Ford were part of a partisan plot from Senate Democrats to derail his nomination

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