Sotomayor faces backlash for gun rights views after bodyguards shoot would-be carjacker: ‘Incredibly ironic’

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Two armed U.S. Marshals on the protection detail for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor shot a would-be carjacker in self-defense last week, casting scrutiny on her co-signing a 2010 Supreme Court opinion that decried such firearm protection as a Second Amendment right. 

Kentrell Flowers, 18, was shot Friday after he approached an unmarked Marshals vehicle near Sotomayor’s home. Flowers pointed a handgun at one of the two Marshals on duty through the driver-side window in an apparent attempt to carjack him, according to a police report.

Flowers was arrested at the hospital and faces charges of armed carjacking, carrying a pistol without a license and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.


Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor, pictured, and Amy Coney Barrett hold a conversation with moderator Eric Liu, co-founder and CEO of

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