Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently took a break from deciding things like, oh, you know, Citizens United, to serve up some puppet justice.
In a new video, Sotomayor visits with her amiga Maria, and offers her opinion on a contentious case, Goldilocks v. Baby Bear.
For those of us who are children of the 80s, Sesame Street stands out for its ahead-of-the-curve diverse casting. Growing up in Union City, NJ, Sesame Street was one of the only television shows that actually looked like the urban area I called home, with some of the only characters who, puppets aside, reminded me of my friends and family.
Twenty years later, Sotomayor’s visit takes that access to the next level. A Latina Supreme Court Justice? Speaking Spanish in a television hood? One can only imagine how that affects the aspirations of a child who has never met an attorney or a judge, much less a Supreme Court Justice. See for yourself …