Justice Sotomayor made rare medical requests during travel, records show

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the only sitting member of the Supreme Court who has requested rare medical assistance during travel in recent years, according to newly released U.S. Marshals Service records.

Sotomayor, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child, was accompanied by a medic during a February 2018 trip she made to South Florida, according to records obtained by the liberal court watchdog Fix The Court, which requested information about security for current and past high court justices. The revelation amplifies murmurs among some left-leaning court watchers who have questioned whether she should consider retiring from the bench to allow President Joe Biden to nominate a new replacement ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

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