If you, like me, think that the Senate majority leader might want to read something written by Judge Sonia Sotomayor before he votes to confirm her to the Supreme Court, which opinion should he read? We know he’d prefer not to read any, as he said so. Yet given that Reid does not believe in reflexive deference to Presidential nominations — as demonstrated by his opposition to some prior nominees — and he’s opined on the quality of other justices’ opinions, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect him to Reid to read at least one Sotomayor opinion. As Reid may be intimidated by the sheer volume of Judge Sotomayor’s output — it may even exceed the size of the stimulus bill — he may need help. Thus, my question: If Reid is to read only one Sotomayor opinion, which one should it be and why?