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First Impressions Of Sotomayor's Enviro Record

Law360 (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On May 26, President Barack Obama presented Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nomination for the United States Supreme Court upon Justice Souter's retirement. Judge Sotomayor has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since 1988. During her tenure, she has heard few environmental cases.

Perhaps her most well-known environmental ruling came in Riverkeeper Inc. v. EPA, 475 F.3d 83 (2d Cir. 2007), in which she remanded an EPA rule governing cooling water intake technology. Details on Riverkeeper and other environmental decisions involving...
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