Strange Twists and Turns Following Obama’s Sonia Sotomayor Nomination

The other day I highlighted Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s indefensible statement and the need for repudiation. But more serious than a statement at Berkeley is Sotomayor’s actual judicial record.

It certainly is interesting to see serious criticism directed at Barack Obama’s nominee from outside the center-right political spectrum — and not because she is insufficiently liberal. Take the Denver Post‘s Chuck Plunkett, for example:

You’re supposed to say out-there stuff at Berkeley. Otherwise everyone thinks you’re dull and boorish.

But while wearing the robes of justice you’re supposed to be fair. And the Ricci v. New Haven decision Sotomayor was involved in looks just terrible – even to some prominent Democrats. [link added]

While making his own argument against Sotomayor’s confirmation, Rossputin also points us to a video of liberal law professor Jonathan Turley sharing his serious doubts about the Obama nominee because of her “lack of depth”.

In the meantime, the Washington Times reports that conservative pro-life Catholic leader William Donohoe is “quietly rooting for” Sotomayor, while leading abortion rights groups are “uncertain” about her. This concerning the first major judicial nomination made by the most pro-abortion President we’ve ever had.

There sure have been some wild turns along the way so far to Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation as the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised to see more such turns. Expect the unexpected. For the record I oppose Sotomayor’s nomination, but am not terribly hopeful either that her confirmation can be stopped nor that the next nominee wouldn’t be even further to the Left.


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