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WaPo: Sotomayor Subject Of 'Several' 'Unflattering Profiles'

As the article suggests, Sotomayor was criticized in the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, (at least, more so than were two of her reported competitors, Diane Wood and Ann Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit). But that criticism, too, was anonymous, and the Almanac ultimately concluded that "most of lawyers interviewed said Sotomayor has good legal ability," and "lawyers said Sotomayor is very active and well-prepared at oral argument."

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