Today we heard that the National Archives has just added 122 Clinton-era emails mentioning Sonia Sotomayor [ginormous 310 MB zip file… took us over 20 minutes to download at T1+ speeds] to its collection of documents related to or mentioning the Supreme Court nominee.
These emails join the previously released:
- "5,032 pages of [Clinton Library] Presidential records relating to the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit"
- 62 pages of records from the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library
ZiefBrief pities the Senate Judiciary Committee, White House, and other staffers who have to comb through these emails. The first one we picked to open (with the titillating title "id-11761905-sneak-and-peek-.pdf" turned out to be the results of a Lexis federal case law search (for: sneak w/5 peek and warrant), and the others we skimmed were no more enlightening about the life and philosophy of Judge Sotomayor. Still, for the persistent researchers (not us, not today), there might be fascinating nuggets in there.
Hat tip: Emily Carr, reference librarian at Law Library of Congress