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"Senate Republicans will treat Judge Sotomayor fairly. But we will thoroughly examine her record to ensure she understands that the role of a jurist in our democracy is to apply the law evenhandedly, despite their own feelings or personal or political preferences." _ Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
"She must prove her commitment to impartially deciding cases based on the law, rather than based on her own personal politics, feelings and preferences." _ Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.
"The Judiciary Committee should take time to ensure that the nominee will be true to the Constitution and apply the law, not personal politics, feelings or preferences." _ Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.
"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." _ Wendy Long, counsel to the conservative Judicial Confirmation Network.
Originally posted by Southern Guardian
Hispanics have been a major voting group, major tax payer faction within this nation
with that the woman is more than qualified as well,
"biasness to her pick due to ethnicity"
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
... rather than a ruling based on law which is how Conservatives believe a judge should rule."
...going to see a lot of Republicans scouring her record for any clues on where she might have relied on her feelings instead of just looking at the law which Conservatives of course say that's what you're supposed to do.
"It is settled law," Sotomayor and the Second Circuit held, "that the Second Amendment applies only to limitations the federal government seeks to impose on this right."
As National Journal legal analyst Stuart Taylor reported, “Sotomayor also referred to the cardinal duty of judges to be impartial as a mere ‘aspiration because it denies the fact that we are by our experiences making different choices than others.’ And she suggested that ‘inherent physiological or cultural differences’ may help explain why ‘our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.’” The full speech was reprinted in something called the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal. “La Raza” is Spanish for “The Race.” Imagine if a white male Republican court nominee had published in a law review called “The Race.”
Sotomayor also referred to the cardinal duty of judges to be impartial as a mere "aspiration because it denies the fact that we are by our experiences making different choices than others." And she suggested that "inherent physiological or cultural differences" may help explain why "our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging."
Judge Sotomayor, a New York native, ruled on a Second Circuit Appeals Court panel that the Second Amendment is not a fundamental right and does not apply to the states in the case of Maloney v. Cuomo. This ruling is in direct conflict with a Ninth Circuit Court ruling in the Nordyke v. King case in California that the Second Amendment is incorporated through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Originally posted by seagull
...my issue is the lifetime appointments that judges have. This should be removed.