There was much legal news packed into this four-day week. But wait, there’s more!
As good as confirmed: SCOTUSBlog’s Tom Goldstein says that if strong Senate opposition to Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor hasn’t happened yet, it ain’t gonna. (SCOTUSBlog)
No Roe foe: Stopping short of saying Sotomayor wants to keep Roe v. Wade in place, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs tried to assuage fears of supporters that her scant record on abortion could result in surprises later. (WaPo)
Thorough or testy? Arguing before Sotomayor can be a tough job for attorneys. Does her assertive style at oral arguments mean that she is a thorough and prepared, or does it mean she is testy and temperamental? Sides have been taken. (NYT).
De-Fendi: Here’s the most interesting tidbit from Sotomayor’s resume, as far as DC Dicta is concerned: She represented the designer Fendi, suing makers knockoff handbags. (WSJ’s Law Blog)
All in moderation: Looking at Sotomayor’s record, it’s hard to pigeonhole her philosophy as either liberal or conservative. (Lawyers USA)