Sonia Sotomayor – Is Justice Truly Blind?
In the wake of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nominations there has been much ado about her qualifications. One sentence from a remark she made about being a Latina having more insight and sensitivity than a white male has caused a firestorm of controversy. Much to the chagrin of the GOP there’s not much dirt they can dig up on this infinitely qualified Supreme Court candidate.
She [Sonia Sotomayor] has a stellar record on the bench and has sided many times with the prosecution on her cases. Yes, she is a liberal but not some crazed radical that will try to make the law from the bench. She has impeccable credentials and a moving American story. Her rise from the projects out of the Bronx to her rise as an Ivy League judge is no small feat and it plays well in the media.
Given the implosion of the GOP and there need to expand the party, they must tread lightly as they contest her [Sonia Sotomayor] nomination. For Obama’s part, he’s not placating Latino’s. He has their support and is not pandering. The GOP has everything to lose if they go after her too aggressively.
It’s interesting that after 111 Supreme Court justices; all of which have been white with the exception of Thurgood Marshal and Clarence Thomas people would balk at this nomination! All the furor of her using her life experiences to render her decision on major cases. What about Chief Justice William Taney, who in the Dred Scott decision wrote a racist opinion stating that a black man had no rights that a white man was bound to respect,!
It seems like now that the pendulum has swung the other way and people of color have a little power folks are having a cow! We are all the sum of our life experiences. We wouldn’t be human if that didn’t enter into the picture. Bottom line, judge Sotomayor is capable and qualified and would serve with honor and distinction. If we look objectively at her experience and qualifications she is more than qualified and would be an excellent choice to the Supreme Court.
President Obama has shown courage and good judgment in her selection. He is a win win situation. His detractors stand much to lose in try to undermine this selection. If the GOP is sincere about winning latino support, they would be well advised to calm down and play nice.
The more vitriol that they spew the more it helps the democrats. The GOP tent is shrinking by leaps and bounds. The Rush Limbaugh’s of the world are only helping the Dem’s cause. They will need a messiah to repair the damage that has been done. Thankfully, we have our own in Barack Obama!