Sotomayor’s dissent probably doesn’t matter

Yesterday, liberal media publications spent much of the evening celebrating Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s “epic“, “searing“, “ringing“, “atomic bomb of a dissent” in the case of Utah v. Stieff. The triumphalism struck me as a little misplaced, since writing a dissent tends to mean that you have actually lost; and in these hyperbolic headlines,…

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