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The unexpected alliance of Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch
The reality is more mundane and complicated, as reality tends to be. Most Supreme Court decisions are unanimous — only about 15 to 20 percent see narrow, five-vote majorities — and the fault lines do not always cleave where partisanship predicts. One such unexpected line may be developing in the high court now: a civil libertarian alliance between Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s first nominee, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2009.