Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Delivers Speech at ACS Convention

In opening remarks before the national convention of the American Constitution Society, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse articulated a strong, well-researched rebuttal to the omnipresent Republican talking point that SCOTUS nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s ability to understand how court decisions affect peoples lives somehow means she is not suited to sit on the Supreme Court. Whitehouse argued that judicial discretion, properly understood, is actually fundamental to the American system of justice.

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