Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has apparently not reconciled herself to the Court's Citizens United
decision allowing for essentially unlimited money to be poured into elections. Speaking to a crowd of mostly students at the University of Washington Monday, Sotomayor told the crowd
that money was the biggest barrier to a government that looks like America.
One student asked what barriers still needed to be broken to improve the representation of women and minorities in government.
“Money,” Sotomayor said to laughter. “No, seriously. Look at what’s happening in politics. What’s talking the loudest is money.” For more minorities and women to gain more of a foothold in government decisions, “we’re going to have to work the political system at the highest level,” she said.
The good news is that we've got Justice Sotomayor in the system at the highest level. But we need a lot more like her, including a few on the court.