Justice Sonia Sotomayor: ‘There is going to be a lot of disappointment in the law, a huge amount’

Justice Sonia Sotomayor: ‘There is going to be a lot of disappointment in the law, a huge amount’

Getty Images Erin Schaff/Pool/Getty Images Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned an audience of law students about the frustration of having to write dissents. By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter Days before the start of a tumultuous term, and after the Supreme Court justices divided bitterly over a Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks, Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned an audience of law students about the frustration of having to write dissents. “There is going to be a lot of disappointment in the law, a huge amount,” she said Wednesday at an event hosted by the American Bar Association. “Look at me, look at my dissents.” Earlier this month, Sotomayor penned a scathing opinion when the court’s majority allowed the Texas law to go into effect, calling the action “stunning.” “You know, I can’t change Texas’ law,” Sotomayor said Wednesday, “but you can and everyone else who may or may not like it can go out there and be lobbying forces in changing laws that you don’t like.” The justice then caught herself speaking about a contentious case currently before the court. “I am pointing out to that when I shouldn’t because they tell me I shouldn’t,” she said. “But my point is that there are going to be a lot of things you don’t like” and that the public can change. On Monday when the new term starts, Sotomayor will likely enter a new season of dissent. The court is set to grapple with some […]

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