Jill Filipovic

Jill Filipovic is a freelance writer in New York and a blogger at Feministe. She holds a B.A. and a J.D. from New York University.

Sotomayor Heads to the Senate

The justices who evaluated Ricci are not "raceless," yet no one suggests their whiteness influences their views on racial inequality. Sotomayor, though, is branded a "racist" because she voted to uphold a lower court decision based on well-established legal theory.

Fair and Balanced: Weighing Sotomayor’s Opinions

Sotomayor's trail of opinions paints a picture of a fair-minded, incisive legal scholar who is unafraid to stake out unpopular but legally meritorious positions. Right-wingers are going to oppose her nomination with full force - we would be foolish to do it for them.