A May 26 WorldNetDaily article misleadingly asserted that Sonia Sotomayor "once boasted during a conference that it is at that level in the court system where 'policy is made.'" But WND took Sotomayor's statement out of context: As we've previously noted when Newsmax similarly took the statement out of contest, she made the statement as part of a much longer answer to a question from a law student about the merits of a circuit court clerkship versus a district court clerkship. There was no "boasting" by Sotomayor.
Further, as Media Matters has pointed out, Sotomayor's statement is not a controversial one. No less an authority than the "Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States" (2005 edition) notes that federal appellate courts do in fact have a "policy making" role.
Bob Unruh repeats the out-of-context claim in another May 26 WND article. Both articles quote numerous conservatives (not identifed as such, of course) criticizing Sotomayor's nomination while failing to offer the view of supporters.