This NBC interview of Justice Sonia Sotomayor by Savannah Guthrie looks to have been conducted in a Catholic Church. Is that so? What accounts for that setting?
Justice Sotomayor does invoke God at one point:
Q: Do you think it’s good for the democratic process for the Court to be deciding these big, social issues of the day?
A: I don’t think of us, the democratic process, as being a static one where the Court announces, and that ends the dialogue. The Court announces, and the dialogue begins, and the approach in some instances has to be changed. But the society manages to do it.
Q: Do you look forward to those big, consequential cases?
A: Oh my God, look forward to them. I don’t think you can say anyone looks forward to controversy. I think that the day a Justice forgets that each decision comes at a cost to someone, then I think that you start losing your humanity.