July 15, 2009

Inherent Physiological Differences

Sotomayor’s explanation, in response to Sen. Cornyn, of her statement that “inherent physiological or cultural differences” may result in gender and ethnic/racial differences in judging has to be her worst performance this week. Most of her response completely evaded Cornyn’s question, and the remainder of her answer did nothing to assuage concern that she believes there are inherent physiological differences and “differences in logic and reasoning” in how women and minorities think.