Justice Sotomayor On Working A Room And The Post-Scalia Void

By Ed Beeson | June 19, 2017, 10:12 PM EDT

Justice Sotomayor On Working A Room And The Post-Scalia Void

By Ed Beeson

June 20, 2017 The solicitor general from Utah had just started his argument when he uttered the words “an objectively reasonable miscalculation.” Almost on a dime, Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped him.

“Tell me what was objectively reasonable about it,” she said, referring to an unlawful police stop at the heart of a case, Utah v. Strieff, before the U.S. Supreme Court.

It was Feb. 22, 2016, the first day of arguments after Justice...
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