Sotomayor & Ricci:

Will the Sotomayor nomination influence how the Supreme Court handles the Ricci v. DeStefano case? It's certainly influenced the Obama Administration's view of the case, as their current spin does not quite match the Justice Department's amicus brief. At SCOTUSBlog, Kevin Russell has a very interesting post speculating about how the politics of the nomination might influence the outcome and opinion in Ricci.