(CNN) Justice Sonia Sotomayor sent a strong reminder Friday that she is not a justice looking to carve out compromises with a conservative majority.
She knows she will be in dissent in cases that most capture the public's attention for the foreseeable future.
Still, she writes to illuminate her colleague's missteps with the hope that someday her dissents will become majority opinions.
On Friday, after the court allowed Texas' ban on abortion after six weeks -- a law that is in direct conflict with Roe v. Wade -- to remain in place, she was straightforward.
At 67, Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first Supreme Court nominee, has carved out her place in the bench.
Sotomayor was ready with a seven-page dissent to point out that Roe v. Wade is effectively nullified in the country's second-largest state.
Sotomayor outlined how clinics are faring under the constant threat of liability that she called "nothing short of agonizing." »