Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.
Q&A session at quarterly meeting of the Philadelphia Bar Association (11 March 2011), as reported in "Sotomayor receives Philadelphia Bar's Diversity Award" by Jeff Blumenthal, in Philadelphia Business Journal (11 March 2011)
I strive never to forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals, businesses and government.Sonia Sotomayor
I don't believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it.Sonia Sotomayor
No matter how liberal I am, I'm still outraged by crimes of violence. Regardless of whether I can sympathize with the causes that lead these individuals to do these crimes, the effects are outrageous.Sonia Sotomayor
In such cases, one can feel powerless and wonder why the others were not persuaded by what one took to be so salient in the case. There is, on the other hand, a singularly satisfying feeling that one gets when one has arrived at a particularly penetrating analysis and is able to convince both of one's colleagues of its merit.Sonia Sotomayor
I understand Justice Scalia's jurisprudence to begin with a proposition that we should all agree to — namely, that judges should try to interpret the law correctly, and without personal or political bias.Sonia Sotomayor
I find the speech in this case patently offensive, hateful, and insulting. The Court should not, however, gloss over three decades of jurisprudence and the centrality of First Amendment freedoms in our lives because it is confronted with speech it does not like.Sonia Sotomayor