Reaction to Sotomayor selection for high court

05/26/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Although President Barack Obama’s choice of Sonia Sotomayor seems to be energizing his base and antagonizing his opponents, some liberals have mixed reactions to the selection.

Marjorie Cohn is a professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and president of the National Lawyers Guild, and the author of the new book, The Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent.

Many liberals have grown increasingly concerned about Obama’s talk of "indefinite detention" in reference to some detainees at Guatanamo Bay, as well other decisions he’s recently made. We began our interview with Marjorie Kohn by asking if much was known about Judge Sotomayor’s record on Executive Power.

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