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Justice Sotomayor on Scalia: I Wanted to Hit Him With Baseball Bat

"There are things he said on the bench when if I had a baseball bat, I might have used it," Sotomayor said.

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    Justice Sotomayor on Scalia: I Wanted to Hit Him With Baseball Bat
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    File photo: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor receives the Leadership Award during the 29th Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Warner Theatre on Sept. 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

    Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor recalled working with her late colleague Antonin Scalia, including how she sometimes had the urge to hit him with a baseball bat, NBC News reported.

    “I've told people there are things he said on the bench when if I had a baseball bat, I might have used it," Sotomayor said a the University of Minnesota on Monday. "But when you work so intimately with people, you get to know the really personal good side of them." 

    Sotomayor also spoke to how the court has been handicapped by Congress’ refusal to confirm Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland to replace Scalia.

    "It's much more difficult for us to do our job if we are not what we are intended to be, a court of nine,” she said.

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    (Published Friday, June 23, 2017)