The works have earned Sotomayor $3.7 million since she joined the court in 2009. Her taxpayer-funded staffers have been deeply involved in organizing speaking engagements intended to sell the books.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
We're all different and that's good, says the U.S. Supreme Court justice. Her new children's book about embracing diversity portrays kids of all abilities working together to create a gorgeous garden.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, the only Westerner on the court, again provided the decisive vote in favor of American Indian rights.
The court said just one district is unconstitutional — House District 90. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a scathing dissent that was five pages longer than the majority opinion.
In a 6-2 vote, the justices concluded that misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic violence are sufficient to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that Florida's capital punishment sentencing process is unconstitutional because it allows judges, not juries, to decide whether to impose the death penalty.