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May 26, 2009 Print

President Obama’s Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

by CitizenLink Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Focus on the Family Action released the following statement today, attributable to Judicial Analyst Bruce Hausknecht.

“With President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, the country is again confronted with the question: What type of justices should sit on the Court? Americans overwhelmingly support justices who base decisions on the law and the Constitution, practice judicial restraint, and believe judges should never make policy.

“From what we know about her, though, Judge Sotomayor considers policy-making to be among a judge’s roles, no matter what the law says. She disregards the notion of judicial impartiality, even stating that as a Latina woman with her life experience she should ‘more often than not’ reach a better conclusion than a ‘white male who hasn’t lived that life.’

“The President’s professed desire for judges with ‘empathy’ rather than impartiality might deny the country what the Founding Fathers intended and wrote into the Constitution – judges who dispense justice without regard for the status of any party that comes before them.”

Contact: Devon Williams Devon.Williams@fotf.org 719-268-4814



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