Latest News Wires Sonia Sotomayor voices strong views on race in affirmative action dissent

Sonia Sotomayor issued a sharply worded dissenting option to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on race-based affirmative action on Tuesday. Justice Sotomayor wrote her colleagues 'fundamentally misunderstand' the issue of racial bias.

The first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice has been on the bench for nearly five years but had never written an opinion addressing race in America until today.