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May 27, 2009 6:15 PM

Sotomayor's take-no-guff demeanor could alter court dynamics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor can be blunt, aggressive and impatient. So get ready for another public debate, and probably some insinuations, about her judicial temperament. Twenty-two years ago, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination foundered in part over similar questions. Sotomayor's nomination resurrects the phrase but now it's packed with different meaning.

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