Supreme Court Justice Cried After Republicans…

Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently talked about her time in the Supreme Court Friday and admitted that some of the high court’s decisions have driven her to tears via The Hill.



“There are days that I’ve come to my office after an announcement of a case and closed my door and cried,” Sotomayor stated on Friday at an event honoring her at Harvard University.

“There have been those days. And there likely will be more,” she added in the speech, per the The New York Times.

It has come to light that the Harvard event was held as the Supreme Court heads toward the last several weeks of the term. The court is expected to provide opinions on several high-profile cases, including whether the former President is immune from prosecution for the charges against him for allegedly working to overturn the 2020 election and concerns around the usage of abortion pills, such as mifepristone.

Sotomayor, the most senior liberal justice on the conservative-leaning Supreme Court didn’t talk about a specific case in her speech. She was appointed to the nation’s highest court in 2009 under the nomination of former President Obama. Well, since then, she said she has had disagreements with fellow justices.

“Disagreeing about ideas doesn’t make another human being evil or bad,” she said, noting that it is difficult.

She also admitted that the disagreements have been emotional. However, the Times noted that her tone was optimistic even if she voiced frustration.

“There are moments when I’m deeply, deeply sad,” Sotomayor said. “There are moments when, yes, even I feel desperation.”

“We all do. But you have to own it, you have to accept it, you have to shed the tears and then you have to wipe them and get up,” the justice added.

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