Justice Sotomayor On The Power Of Dissent

By Ed Beeson | June 21, 2017, 9:30 PM EDT

Justice Sotomayor On The Power Of Dissent

By Ed Beeson

June 22, 2017 When the plea of the Alabama death row inmate hit the reject pile, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reached for a trusty tool to express her disagreement with her fellow jurists — and to tell the rest of the world why she thought they were wrong. It was November 2013, and the justices denied a petition from Mario Dion Woodward, a convicted cop killer who’d been sentenced to die despite a jury’s...
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