Sotomayor And Roger Traynor: The Job Interviews

Law360, New York (September 24, 2009, 1:16 PM EDT) -- All the focus on the speeches and writings of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor before her confirmation got me thinking. What would we see if we carefully scrutinized the speeches and writings of the California Supreme Court’s former Chief Justice, Roger Traynor, a great 20th century appellate judge who lived from 1900 to 1983 and served on the California Supreme Court for nearly 30 years?

Traynor was universally revered for the breadth of his interests and his long range impact on the law. I wonder, did...
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