Justice Sotomayor shows her progressive colors

For those still in doubt about where she stands in terms of judicial ideology: Sonia Sotomayor joined progressive judges John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer in voting against overturning a 63-year-old law designed to restrain the influence of corporate greed in political campaigns.  For more details about this ruling, check The New York Times here and DailyKos here.

Update: here’s an absolute must-read piece on this topic: Supreme Court’s Ruling Would Allow Bin Laden to Donate to Sarah Palin’s Presidential Campaign.  I couldn’t have put it better myself.