Greater Diversity on Supreme Court is Needed: Sotomayor

Official Portrait of Justice Sonia SotomayorSupreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor didn’t talk about the fury over filling a court vacancy, but she said in remarks to a Brooklyn Law School audience that the court would benefit from more diversity of professional experience and personal backgrounds.

Different backgrounds ¬†help justices “educate each other to be better listeners and better thinkers because we understand things from experience,” she said, according to The Associated Press. Nonetheless, she said court decisions depend upon the law.

“But a different perspective can permit you to more fully understand the arguments that are before you and help you articulate your position in a way that everyone will understand,” Sotomayor¬†said.