Three Reasons Judge Sonia Sotomayor is not the Right Choice for the U.S. Supreme Court
First, her record reveals that she is perfectly willing to lift the blindfold of justice to achieve her desired result. In 2005, she told students at the Duke University School of Law that the U.S. Court of Appeals is “where policy is made.” Most Americans are tired of judges who make laws rather than interpreting. Judge Sotomayor appears to be a judge who believes the courts should make policy.
Second, gun ownership cases in which she has participated have been flippant toward the Second Amendment. In the case of United States v. Sanches-Villar she joined with other judges in saying that “the right to posses a gun is clearly not a fundamental right.” Most Arkansans would disagree with Judge Sotomayor. They believe the Second Amendment does guarantee a fundamental right to own a gun.
Third, her record reveals that she has paid no attention to the rights of the unborn. When asked by Sen. Jim Demint if the unborn had any rights whatsoever, she answered that “she had never thought about it.” During her confirmation hearing she testified that the Roe v. Wade abortion decision is “settled law.” Most Arkansans believe unborn babies have rights. Most Arkansans oppose Roe v.Wade.
This is why the Southern Baptist Church, the National Rifle Association, and Americans United for Life are contesting the confirmation of Judge Sotomayor.
Call Senator Blanche Lincoln and Senator Mark Pryor. Ask them to vote against the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
Senator Blanche Lincoln
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