Three of the five majority opinions written by Judge Sotomayor for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and reviewed by the Supreme Court were reversed, providing a potent line of attack raised by opponents Tuesday after President Obama announced he will nominate the 54-year-old Hispanic woman to the high court.
For a President who constantly reminds us that he’s a constitutional scholar, Obama doesn’t seem to have any regard for the Constitution or the rule of law. His choicec of Sonia Sotormayor for the United States Supreme Court proves this, beyond a reasonable doubt.
That she is the child of Puerto Rican parents (not immigrants) is laudable and worthy of mentioning. But Sotormayor wears her Latina heritage like a scarlet letter. Her often-played quote “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” also proves beyond a reasonable doubt that she trumps her Hispanic heritage before the rule of law in America.
Minorities in this country are allowed to be racists.
Sotormayor has a questionable judicial record. While she is said to be a workaholic and devoted jurist, she has a 60% rate of decisions being overturned. That’s darned questionable work performance and demonstrates that she is an activist and not a constitutionalist. Her decisions fly in the face of the rule of law.
Sotormayor seems to have been determined to make a name for herself instead of upholding the constitution, which she was sworn in to do.I solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of New York, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of (Judge.) to the best of my ability. (So help me God is traditionally added.)
Sotormayor swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States… as did President Obama, but he’s not doing such a hot job of it either. He stated that he wants her confirmed and “walking up those marble steps and providing some justice.” An outrageous statement for the American President to make. Does he want Justice based on her Latina experience and Obama’s racial attitudes, or justice based on the rule of law and the Constitution?
Karl Rove wrote, “Empathy” is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn’t pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash.”
The Washington Times wrote, “With Judge Sonia Sotomayor already facing questions over her 60 percent reversal rate, the Supreme Court could dump another problem into her lap next month if, as many legal analysts predict, the court overturns one of her rulings upholding a race-based employment decision.
“Her high reversal rate alone should be enough for us to pause and take a good look at her record. Frankly, it is the Senates duty to do so,” said Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America.”
A majority of Americans believe that judicial decisions should be made on the rule of law – even if it means they are rules against. Americans believe in fairness of law. Judge Sotormayor does not – she sees herself as “The Equalizer.”
Pray for the continued health of Justices Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia.