Can Justice Sotomayor save us?

America has always had its heroes. And so many of them have been women. There is no doubt that women have changed the course of history. All through the years, strong and brilliant women have emerged as leaders in activism and in making the world a better place.

And we listened to one of these women argue for the American people just the other day. This woman is Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Justice Sotomayor is quietly emerging as one who historians will speak about as a fierce advocate for women. Time and again, she has shown us her passion, brilliance, and deep concern for women.

There is something sublime about her. We lost a great Justice in RBG. RBG could be called one of the greatest advocates for women of all time. But we at least have women like Justice Kagan and Sotomayor on the court, and we need more like them.

This week, Sotomayor asked the question that millions were thinking, I am sure. During oral arguments on the Mississippi abortion case, she said this: “Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the constitution and its reading are just political acts? I don’t see how it is possible.”

The words of a brilliant woman often find themselves in history books hundreds of years later. I believe these spoken words will be just such a case.

Historians will write about this time in history when women’s rights stood on the precipice. Scholars will educate people on just how we arrived at this dangerous moment.

And students everywhere will read about this Justice — and her courage, wisdom, and achingly poignant words.

These are the words that will be the face of the Supreme Court if you will. And with these words, Sotomayor has left her legacy firmly implanted in the walls of history.

   

So have the other Justices. Though they may try to deny it, all of them — Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, Justice Kavanaugh, Justice Gorsuch, and especially Justice Coney-Barrett — will leave a legacy of corruption, naked partisanship, and failure.

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