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June 04, 2009


Sotomayor Repeatedly Used "Wise Woman" in Speeches

Judge Sonia Sotomayor delivered multiple speeches between 1994 and 2003 in which she suggested "a wise Latina woman" or "wise woman" judge might "reach a better conclusion" than a male judge, reports CQ Politics.

The speeches were included as part of her Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire for her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sotomayor's repeated use of these phrases would appear to undermine the Obama administration's assertions that the statement was simply a "poor choice of words."












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