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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Filling Gaps in the White House Website, Part 3

Some news stories noted Vice President Biden's remarks on Judge Sotomayor. Speaking to police officers, he said: "As you do your job, know that Judge Sotomayor has your back as well." Politico quotes legal ethicist Stephen Gillers: “She’s not there to ‘have their back.’ She’s there to interpret the law as she sees fit. . ." But another legal ethicist, Steven Lubet, disagrees: "This lacks the sort of specificity that would suggest bias."

The transcript of the Vice President's statement is not on the White House website, but is available here. See video here: