It didn’t take long after the news hit of Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s retirement for speculation to begin in the media and political circles regarding his replacement. One name that has me really concerned is Sonia Sotomayor.
CNN’s report last Friday on potential nominees highlights the fact that she was named a district court judge by President George H.W. Bush:
Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Named a district court judge by President George H.W. Bush in 1992, she has been on the appeals bench since 1998. She’d likely have some bipartisan support. The 54-year-old is considered to have moderate-liberal views, and would be the first Hispanic justice on the high court.
However, this paints the wrong picture as it makes it seems that she should appeal to the more conservative amongst us. The reality is that if you believe in three branches of government with checks and balance system as intended by the founders of our country, then Judge Sotomayor is a bad choice for the U.S. Supreme Court.
I’ve written before about the disturbing and growing practice of judicial activism in our country, and it appears that Judge Sotomayor is a proponent of this abhorrent practice.