So..."the Court of Appeals is where policy is made", huh?
Ladies and gentlemen, the ONLY time we get a true glimpse into the leftist mind is when they're really angry, or at ease in front of kindred spirits--fellow travelers from the left. Other than that we never get the truth from these radicals. They lie ALL the time! President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, let the truth be known. She was in front of friends.
In America we ELECT Representatives and Senators who are accountable to the people to write and enact laws. The courts are supposed to interpret those laws, and judge their constitutional merit if they're challenged. Sotomayor's comments--and her flippant and dismissive attitude towards the role of the legislative branch in lawmaking--gave us this rare moment of leftist honesty. Damn it, these people legislate from the bench! Thanks for the honesty Sonia.
Here are some differeing views on the radical Sotomayor:
NARAL Pro-Choice President Nancy Keenan
"President Obama has selected a nominee with a distinguished record of professional accomplishments as a judge, prosecutor, and community leader. This impressive personal biography signals that she possesses an understanding of how the law affects everyday people's lives," Ms. Keenan said. "We are encouraged by the strong support she receives from her peers and other legal scholars and the fact that the Senate has twice confirmed her for federal judgeships. We look forward to learning more about Judge Sotomayor's views on the right to privacy and the landmark Roe v. Wade decision as the Senate's hearing process moves forward."
CATO Institute Vice President for Legal Affairs Roger Pilon
"In nominating Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter, President Obama chose the most radical of all the frequently mentioned candidates before him."
"Given the way her panel recently summarily dismissed the Ricci case – involving the complaint by New Haven, Connecticut, firefighters that the city had thrown out the results of an officers exam because the results did not come out “right” –- and the expectation, based on oral argument, that the Supreme Court will reverse the Second Circuit decision, there will likely be an extremely contentious confirmation battle ahead. If confirmation hearings are scheduled for summer, they will follow shortly upon the Court’s decision in that explosive case. Are we to imagine that President Obama chose as he did because he wants that battle?"
The Supreme Court has reversed Judge Sotomayor in six instances where it granted certiorari to review an opinion she authored. In three of these reversals, the Court held that Judge Sotomayor erred in her statutory interpretation. In one case, the Supreme Court vacated a judgment made Judge Sotomayor and remanded the case back to the Second Circuit
I have heard that approximately 80% of her decisions have been reversed. Thus far I haven't been able to confirm that, so it should be treated as gossip for now. Do you think she'll do a good job?