Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the U.S. Supreme Court’s “mistakes” in high-profile cases can be corrected over time.
She spoke ahead of a decision by the court’s conservative majority expected to curtail abortion rights.
Leaked draft opinions indicate the court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide.
Sotomayor said lawyers on the left have no choice but to fight for their causes.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she believes that when people do wrong things, it doesn’t mean they are “bad people”.
The court is due to issue its ruling on an abortion case by the end of June.
The draft opinion would uphold a restrictive Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Chief Justice John Roberts ordered an investigation into the source of the unprecedented disclosure, which is still underway.