Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sotomayor Approved by Senate Committee
Politico has reported today that the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, the full Senate is expected to confirm her next week. If confirmed, Sotomayor would replace Justice David Souter, one of the more liberal members of the court.
The 13-6 committee vote was mostly along party lines with all Democrat's on the committee voting in favor and all Republicans, except South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, opposed.
Graham said, "This is the first Latina women in the history of the United States to be selected for the Supreme Court. Now that is a big deal." Graham explained his vote by saying he would not have chosen her, "but I understand why President Obama did. I gladly give her my vote because I think she meets the qualifications test that was used in Scalia and Ginsburg."
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said, "Based on her record as a judge and her statements, I am not able to support her nomination. In speech after speech, year after year, Judge Sotomayor set forth a fully formed judicial philosophy that conflicts with American philosophy of blind justice to the law."
Arizona Senator Jon Kyl has announced that he will not support Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Sotomayor has said that a "wise Latina" could render a better judgement then a white male.
The American Conservative Republican (ACR), does not understand how an individual's gender or ancestry renders a better judgement then any other's gender or ancestry. We feel that, the belief that gender or ancestry has any connection with human wisdom, is evidence of ignorance. We also believe that too much emphasize is placed on race, gender or ancestry in American society, especially by those who consider themselves progressive. Ending racism and sexism will not be archived by pre-judging people by their race, gender or ancestry. We believe that selecting any individual for any position because of their race, gender or ancestry is, or should be, considered un-American.
We hold that the truth is self-evident, all are created equal.
American Conservative Republican