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Written by Don Byrd   
Monday, 06 July 2009

The Baptist Joint Committee's Holly Hollman has completed a thorough examination of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor's church-state record, finding it - in a word - "commendable". Read the report here.

She has written opinions suggesting a strong willingness to protect free exercise – even in difficult settings such as prisons and in cases where the religious practices of plaintiffs are unfamiliar. She has participated in fewer Establishment Clause cases, but her opinions in that area generally fit within the mainstream of Supreme Court decisions. Moreover, in a couple of cases where the governing case law was not settled, she accurately predicted the Supreme Court’s eventual resolution.

Read the whole report here.

 
 
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