Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor and “Bodysurfing”

The New Yorker, January 11, 2010, “Number Nine; Sonia Sotomayor’s high-profile debut”, by Lauren Collins

Apparently, Justice Sotomayor likes to ask a lot of questions in the course of arguments before the bench.

The National Law Journal …”calculated in November, that Sotomayor, who asked a hundred and forty-six questions in the course of thirteen arguments…had asked more questions than Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., and Justice Alito at comparable periods in their first terms.  If the first year of the job, as Justice Souter…once asserted, is like ‘walking into a tidal wave,’ Sotomayor is bodysurfing.”

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