voted against the Court's Citizens United decision, which opened the floodgates of corporate campaign spending. Speaking to students at the University of Washington, Sotomayor said that money is the obstacle that prevents the government from reflecting a rapidly diversifying America:
One student asked what barriers still needed to be broken to improve the representation of women and minorities in government.
“Money,” Sotomayor said to laughter. “No, seriously. Look at what’s happening in politics. What’s talking the loudest is money.” For more minorities and women to gain more of a foothold in government decisions, "we’re going to have to work the political system at the highest level,” she said.