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Kristol: On Sotomayor, the Supreme Court and Policy

8:59 AM, May 26, 2009 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
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The boss, from his Blackberry:

"Where policy is made."

That's how, in 2005, reported Supreme Court pick Sonia Sotomayor characterized the Court of Appeals, where she now serves. It's undoubtedly even truer, in her eyes, about the Supreme Court. The debate over her confirmation could be an interesting "teaching moment"--a politically important teaching moment--for constitutionalists who would beg to differ from Sotomayor's vision of the appropriate role of the federal judiciary.