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The Senate panel indeed voted to recommend to have Sonia Sotomayor confirmed . The panel voted 13-6 in favor of her. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was the only Republican to vote yes. Ah, Republicans are so negative these days. Cheer up, fellas. Now it goes to the full Senate for an overwhelmingly likely confirmation . Personally, apologies to Pat Buchanan , but we need more ...
Barry, let me answer your questions. First, Judge Sotomayor's answer that Roe v. Wade is "settled law" is not necessarily "a bad thing" if she is explaining the Supreme Court's jurisprudence. Chief Justice Roberts, at his confirmation hearing, acknowledged that Roe "is settled as a precedent of the Court." Justices, when reviewing any case, must consider the pr ...
Barry, you call it 'ideological bloviation' - I call it raising serious questions about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's judicial philosophy. There are valid issues that need to be addressed: It's my hope that the Senate Judiciary Committee thoroughly examines Judge Sotomayor's commitment to impartiality and the rule of law; her ability to separate her personal experiences from her role as ...
I'm sick of the constant harping on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's 'Wise Latina' comment. Â Jeff Sessions, the Senator from the great state of Alabama ('everybody knows aboutÂ Alabama' -Nina Simone) made reference to it again in his opening/opposing statement at Sotomayor's confirmation hearings today.Â The sentence, for those of you who haven't been following the obsession, goes like this:Â I ...
When all is said and done, Jay, I'm not sure either one of us learned what we wanted to from the hearings. Many issues were discussed ad nauseum ; others virtually untouched. (The Washington Post did any excellent analysis of this in its print edition on Sunday). I was impressed by Judge Sotomayor's demeanor, even when she was being asked endless variations of questions she had pretty ...
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