Politics & Government

May 26, 2009 9:39 AM

Sotomayor's greatest impact could come from who she is

Sonia Sotomayor may be remembered as much for who she is as for what she does. While her liberal record on the appeals bench will generate a summer-long clash of ideologies in Washington and a high-decibel battle on cable TV and talk radio, her ideology isn't likely to shift the court much, if at all. But her identity as a Hispanic female of working-class parents will have an immediate impact.

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