Further, there should be some evidence to base any concern that her ethnicity or gender would cause her to rule unfairly before making the assumption. I just got done reading the whole lecture where Sotomayer made her controversial statements, and nothing I see in there is to my mind a real concern. Talloulou disagrees tho, so I suppose I can see where some will think it is a possible issue. I have not yet seen any example of a ruling where her race or gender might have caused her to rule differently, though again I suspect talloulou is going to jump in here and disagree. I have done a whole lot of reading on this today, including the "New Haven" judgment(the original, not just the one paragraph appeals court decision she was involved in) and her speech, and a few other things, and I am having a hard time understanding the fuss.