Supreme Court Justices: Sonia Sotomayor Essay

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The Supreme Court rules over the most pressing and landmark cases in United States Judicial system. The judges that decide the outcomes of these cases are called Supreme Court Justices. Many of them have impressive backgrounds in law and are nominated because of the assets they bring to the court. Sonia Sotomayor is a judge that resides in this part of our judicial system. She has been for about 5 years now and will continue as such. She has looked over many cases in her time but though she has made decisions that impact our daily lives would everyone do the same? No generally not. During the length of this paper, readers will be viewing facts of three cases and then the judge’s decision on the case. To really dissect the decision and …show more content…
She then took this role in August 2009 where she has served ever since ("Biographies of Current Justices of the Supreme Court"). In the case Clarett v National Football League the plaintiff claims that the defendant is keeping him from playing football in the NFL because he isn’t yet three years removed from high school. The plaintiff claims that this is in violation of the antitrust laws. The rules of the NFL were set to encourage college attendance before entering into the draft but college attendance is not required for the draft. Clarett is only one season short of meeting these requirements and wants to waive that rule so that he doesn’t risk a career ending injury that would stop him from ever entering the draft. The NFL Player Association selects the rookies that will enter the draft but in their selection process the eligibly of three years out of high school was never written in. instead this agreement states that until the player has exhausted all eligibility to play in college, graduated from college or been five seasons out of high school. Clarett had exhausted all eligibility to play in college therefore he fit into this agreement but not the eligibility rule. The NFL claimed that when the eligibility rules were put in place the NFL commissioner adopted to the original agreement, though it may not be amended. In this agreement is also a section that states that no person in the NFLPA or any of its

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