Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Latina: the Magazine and the Justice

On newstands today is the new issue of Latina, the magazine, with a cover portrait of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 

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Portions of the accompanying article, written by Sandra Guzman, a former Editor-in-Chief of Latina, are available on the magazine's website here.  The piece is a profile rather than an interview, as Guzman makes clear in her journalistic style:

As the new personification of an intellectual rock star, Sotomayor has been inundated with interview requests—from Vogue to Newsweek, El País to Le Monde. But the new justice has yet to agree to a sit-down, aside from one she granted C-Span for a documentary on the Supreme Court. When I asked about a formal interview for this magazine, she told me, “I am not doing interviews and have said no to everyone. I do not want to be seen as having favorites.”

She did, however, agree to have her portrait taken for the cover and inside pages. And she went as far as granting me her blessing: “You will have to write based on our history together.”

And that’s exactly what I’ve done.

It may be a piece worth reading for ConLawProfs - - - certainly, some of our students will be reading it.

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