Sotomayor Could Part Ways With Souter In Key Cases

Law360, New York (September 4, 2009, 12:53 PM EDT) -- With a September special session just days away and a busy term to follow, those looking for differences between Sonia Sotomayor, the newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court justice, and departing Justice David Souter may not have to wait for long.

While most experts believe she will gravitate toward the court's liberal bloc — which includes Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer — her prosecutorial background, life experience and prior opinions suggest she is no carbon copy of Justice Souter.

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