Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Scott Moss (Colorado) has an op-ed piece in Politico called, "The Case Against The Case Against The Sonia Sotomayor Nomination." Among the topics Moss addresses is Sotomayor's joining in the Ricci case and some of her other employment decisions:
A broader look at Sotomayor’s jurisprudence shows an impressive body of work, including in the same field as this more controversial recent case. For example, when I first heard Sotomayor’s name floated, I looked up some of her old written judicial decisions, and I was pleased to see that one of my favorite federal appellate decisions in employment law (a field of mine), Raniola v. Bratton, was Sotomayor’s handiwork (a piece of trivia I had forgotten over the years).
In the 2001 opinion, Sotomayor led a unanimous appellate panel in
reversing the pretrial dismissal of a female police officer’s claims of
discrimination, retaliation, and a hostile work environment.
Sotomayor’s opinion was meticulous, addressing every one of the trial
judge’s rulings and rationales methodically, with exhaustive citations
to prior judicial decisions from around the country — a more scholarly
effort than typically is necessary for a decision on an individual New
Check out the entire piece.