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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Justice is blind?

So, President Obama has nominated his first Supreme Court justice, oh whoopee! She is according to the White House the most qualified person to be on the Supreme Court in over a 100 years (that’s a slap in the face to the current sitting Justices). Just like her boss, Justice Sonia Sotomayor will violate the oath of office the minute she lays her hand on the Bible. The oath states “I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as (title) under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."

Once again, the administration doesn’t care about the oath the swear to uphold. Obama believes that the “quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles is the key qualification for a Supreme Court justice.”

Let me just say, I don’t care where she is from, I don’t care that she grew up in the Bronx, I don’t care that she was raised by a single mother, I don’t care that she went to Harvard,Yale, Princeton, wherever. What I do care about is that she holds no regard for the law and the she believes the Court of Appeals is the place where policy is made. The White House will have you believe that her background prepares her for a seat on the high court because “it shows she understands that upholding the rule of law means going beyond legal theory to ensure consistent, fair, common-sense application of the law to real-world facts."

President Obama believes that empathy should be precedent in 5% of the cases before the court. Justices should no longer by the court of law but by their heart. Mr. Obama’s nominee should face the same scrutiny that Bush’s nominees faced. In fact, Mr. Obama was in the Senate when Chief Justice Roberts was nominated. He voted against Mr. Roberts all because and I quote “we need somebody who's got the heart -- the empathy -- to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old -- and that's the criteria by which I'll be selecting my judges."

Based on statements that have been made so far we can conclude that Sotomayor is downright discriminatory. Back in 2001, she said that a “wise Latina woman…would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male” raises some eyebrows. Her record going in front of the Supreme Court is not great. While she has only had 6 cases come before the court, 60% of them have ended in reversals.

Senate Republicans to take issue with her stance on the issues. The media have already tried to begin the story that Republicans are against a Hispanic, woman sitting on the court, this is WRONG! We are against anyone who does not uphold the rule of law and the Constitution, whether they are White, Black, Hispanic, male or female.

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