Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Unfit To Serve: Obama Picks Radical Liberal Activist Judge Sonia Sotomayor As Supreme Court Nominee (Video)

"What I want is not just ivory tower learning. I want somebody who has the intellectual firepower but also a little bit of a common touch and a practical sense of how the world works."
-- President Obama this past weekend.

"Judge Sotomayor is a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important than 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 reads racial preferences and quotas into the Constitution, even to the point of dishonoring those who preserve our public safety. On September 11, America saw firsthand the vital role of America's firefighters in protecting our citizens. They put their lives on the line for her and the other citizens of New York and the nation. But Judge Sotomayor would sacrifice their claims to fair treatment in employment promotions to racial preferences and quotas. The Supreme Court is now reviewing that decision.

"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 E. Long, counsel to the Judicial Confirmation Network, on nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

Personally, I am impressed with the life story of Ms. Sotomayor. I give her a world of credit for rising to this level from where she began her life in The Bronx. In addition, I applaud the President's quest for diversity on the Court and congratulate Sotomayor for being the first Hispanic Justice.

However, despite her personal successes, she is not Supreme Court material. Even worse, thanks to the moronic voting populous in this nation, there is nothing we can do to stop this nomination from being confirmed.

Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sotomayor, said on tape saying that the "court of appeals is where policy is made".

Really? Judges make policy? With all due respect, that's a complete and total misrepresentation of the Constitution! She even admits it, but if this isn't a prime example of judicial activism, I don't know what is!

But even worse, this is exactly the kind of radical mentality Liberals like Barack Obama support.

Elections have consequences!

From Conservative Nation:

Somebody needs to tell Sonia Sotomayor that the US Court Of Appeals is not a policy-making body.

Obama’s leading Supreme Court candidate said in 2005 that the “Court of appeals is where policy is made”. But it gets better, because she said it on tape. But wait, it gets even better, because she knew she was being taped and postscripted her comment with “…and I know this is on tape and i should never say that..”

Sotomayor is, apparently, not known to be among the brightest in her field, but to say something that is just so….counter to what the job of a court of appeals judge really is goes to demonstrate both her lack of respect for the judiciary and the degree to which she is unfit to sit on the Supreme Court.

From The Associated Press

Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

_ Born in 1954 in the Bronx, N.Y. Nominated as a federal judge by President George H.W. Bush on November 27, 1991, and confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1992. Nominated by President Bill Clinton to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on June 25, 1997, and confirmed by the Senate on October 2, 1998. Graduated from Yale Law School in 1979, and worked in private practice as a lawyer in New York City from 1984-1992 before joining the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she served as assistant district attorney from 1979-1984. She then returned to private practice in New York City from 1984-1992.

Other famous quotes from Sotomayor proving how "supremely" unqualified she is to be an impartial Justices:

“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,” said Judge Sotomayor in 2001 at the annual Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley.

“Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences,” she said, for jurists who are women and nonwhite, “our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.”

She also approvingly quoted several law professors who said that “to judge is an exercise of power” and that “there is no objective stance but only a series of perspectives.”
“Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see,” she said.

Judge Sotomayor questioned whether achieving impartiality “is possible in all, or even, in most, cases.” She added, “And I wonder whether by ignoring our differences as women or men of color we do a disservice both to the law and society.”

In a forward to a 2007 book, “The International Judge” (U.P.N.E.), Judge Sotomayor seemed to put a greater emphasis on a need for judges to seek to transcend their identities, writing that “all judges have cases that touch our passions deeply, but we all struggle constantly with remaining impartial” and letting reason rule. Courts, she added, “are in large part the product of their membership and their judges’ ability to think through and across their own intellectual and professional backgrounds” to find common ground.

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