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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Breaking News: Obama picks Sotomayor for Supreme Court

The Associated Press is reporting that President Obama is going to pick U.S. Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

Links with more info to follow shortly.
Here are the first few:

Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know - At least according to the Huffington Post.

From Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic we get "The Case Against Sotomayor"

SCOTUSBLOG weighs in.

Wendy Long of National Review Online's Bench Memos discouragingly notes:
Judge Sotomayor is a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important that the law as written. She thinks that judges should dictate policy, and that one's sex, race, and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.

She has an extremely high rate of her decisions being reversed, indicating that she is far more of a liberal activist than even the current liberal activist Supreme Court.

Meet Sonia Sotomayor

Of course, since this is the 21st century we have the obligatory embarrassing You-Tube clip.

As my brother said to me this morning, "Well there are MANY worse choices." Elections have consequences and this pick is just one of those consequences.

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Blogger bob said...

At least it's a wash Souter would vote the same way as Sotomayer any way.

May 27, 2009 at 2:00 AM

Blogger LargeBill said...

Agreed. I have trouble getting too worked up as I understood going in that Obama was not going to nominate a justice I would like. Having said that, the Senate Republicans (the few who are left) should ask good questions to get her on record regarding her judicial philosophy.

May 27, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Blogger bob said...

Bill, The P.D. had an article today stressing the fact that the Republicans will probably onlygive token resistance to Sotomayer, not wanting to alienate the Hispanic voters any further.

On another matter I recently started a blog Bob's Brainstorms.
Give it a look and let me know what you think. Thanks

May 27, 2009 at 3:40 PM


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