You may have heard this lie from the far-right already. Basically, they’re claiming that 80 percent of Judge Sotomayor’s decisions were overturned by the Supreme Court. That makes it sound as though a gazillion of her decisions were piss poor.
Not true. At all. Not even close. Rush Limbaugh is lying.
So, to boil it down to it’s essence. Rush says Sotomayor has been reversed 80% by the Supreme Court. We find out through various tortuous arguments that She has heard 380 cases of which only 6 have been reviewed by the Supremes. Of these only 3 have been overturned. So thats .8% are overturned. In the recent past The reversal rates for all cases heard by the Supremes are 61% and Sotomayor has been reversed 50% of the time.
In other words there is no there there, Rush is full of shit and the sun sets in the west.
How many Rush Limbaugh statements have been overturned by the facts?