Jeffrey Rosen gets around to reading Sotomayor's opinions; will other media notice?

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Jeffrey Rosen has, more than a month after writing "The Case Against Sonia Sotomayor" -- gotten around to actually reading some of the judge's opinions. And the result is a much more favorable take on Sotomayor than he previously offered.

Now, I don't take Jeffrey Rosen seriously, and you shouldn't, either. Not until he corrects the factual errors that have been brought to his attention. But the elite media doesn't really mind that Rosen crops quotes to make it appear the speaker is saying the opposite of what he really said, or that he refuses to issue a correction, so they continue to take Rosen quite seriously.

So it will be interesting to see if Rosen's more favorable assessments of Sotomayor get repeated and referred to in media coverage of her nomination as much as his critical assessments have been.

But I won't hold my breath.

Jeffrey Rosen
Supreme Court Nominations, Sotomayor Nomination
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