At U lecture, Justice Sotomayor decries ugly political climate
Just a few questions into her time as the featured speaker of the University of Minnesota’s 2016 Stein Lecture on Monday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor interrupted her moderator, Prof. Robert A. Stein.
“Do you mind if I start moving around a little?” Sotomayor asked. “As a child, I was a little overactive. My mother called me ají, which is jumping pepper in Spanish.”
What happened next was remarkable. Followed by a large guard with a bushy beard, Sotomayor paced around Northrop auditorium, shaking hands with audience members while answering each question at length.