Friday, October 24th, 2014

Supreme Court reversals explained

The Supreme Court announced its ruling on the health care law on Thursday.
The Supreme Court announced its ruling on the health care law on Thursday.

Shortly after President Barack Obama announced Sonia Sotomayor as his pick for the Supreme Court, conservatives pulled this bit out of their arsenal: Sotomayor is not up to the job because some of her cases have been thrown out by the Supreme Court.

" Sotomayor has had her rulings thrown out by the court a troubling four times," said the Libertarian National Committee.

We learned pretty quickly that the veracity of this statement depends on a few variables. We rated their statement Half True ; read our story for the full details.

In cased you missed it, here's our previous coverage on Sotomayor:

• We looked at a statement from the Judicial Confirmation Network that Sotomayor thinks "that one’s sex, race, and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench." We rated it Half True .

• We examined a claim by the Republican National Committee that Sotomayor believes the appellate court "makes policy." We found that claim to be Half True .

• We also looked at President Obama's claim that she has more experience than the sitting justices when they were nominated. We found that she had roughly the same experience as the other justices. So we gave it a Half True .