Supreme Court Justice appears on Sesame Street, adjudicates disputes

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor did a guest appearance on Sesame Street. She sits down for coffee with Maria, but their chat is interrupted by a series of storybook characters who ask her to adjudicate their grievances. The judge is wise and equitable, and favors arbitration over formal legal remedies. A good approach.

Sesame Street: Sonia Sotomayor: "The Justice Hears a Case." (via MeFi)


  1. Wow, Sesame Street introduced that poor character just in time to enshrine her disenfranchisement in the justice system.  

    1. But you have to remember that Goldilocks was chased away screaming by an angry family of bears, including baby bear.

      Basic message seems OK, you must undo the damage you have done. 

  2. “Baby Bear…I can see that you love Elmo.  But Goldilocks testifies that she loves him more than you do…

    …you each get half.”

  3. So that’s American justice.  Goldilocks entered the bear’s home without permission, (home invasion) consumed some of their food (theft) and, in this case, broke their furniture (criminal damage) and the leardned Justices’ decision is that Goldilocks only has to help repair the chair.

    And you say she is one of the good ones!

    : )

  4. The thing that freaks me out about this is that the actress who plays Maria is several years older than the supreme court justice.

    (Maybe this just indicates how old I am, that I remember the famous people as being older than the people on Sesame Street.)

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