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Day 1: Judge Sotomayor 2.0

July 13, 2009
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Day one of the hearings of Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor is now over and the biggest news has to be the "new and improved" judicial philosophy of judge Sotomayor. In just a page-and-a-half of testimony, Judge Sotomayor did away with 20 years of radical judicial philosophy, adopting a Scalia-like approach to the law. Who knew that she has been a conservative all along?

Sotomayor 1.0 Sotomayor 2.0
Race, gender, and ethnicity "may and will make a difference in our judging." "In the past month, many Senators have asked me about my judicial philosophy. It is simple: fidelity to the law."
The "court of appeals is where policy is made." The task of a judge is not to make the law - it is to apply the law.
"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." My personal and professional experiences help me listen and understand, with the law always commanding the result in every case.
Upheld a racially discriminatory practice in Ricci, the New Heaven firefighters case. Throughout my seventeen years on the bench, I have witnessed the human consequences of my decisions. Those decisions have been made not to serve the interests of any one litigant, but always to serve the larger interest of impartial justice.


This was precisely the reason why Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) opposed the nomination of Judge Sotomayor even before the hearings began (Click here to our letter of opposition and here for our press release). The fact is Judge Sotomayor cannot erase her extremely radical 20-year record with a few coached remarks.

It is clear Sotomayor knows what is at stake here. She is willing to say whatever she needs to say to get the appointment she craves so much. Do we, as Christian conservatives, really understand what is at stake? Then, we must stand up! Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask your senators to oppose the nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.



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