Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday issued an angered dissent in a much deliberated Fourth Amendment case that has been decided this June. The case involves a Utah man who challenged his arrest based on a stop that was later found to be unlawful. Sotomayor writes that the majority’s opinion sanctions police stops “corrode all our civil liberties and threaten all our lives.”
Sotomayor has been known to have prejudice moments of her own against white people, but the 5-3 majority decision in the Utah case has her revved up about dramatic ramifications for law-abiding minorities targeted by police. She writes:
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