Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

Judge Sonia Sotomayor Proponent of Judicial Activism

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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.


Obama’s Inartful Statement

Friday, June 27th, 2008

What the heck is an “inartful statement?”

ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Alexa Ainsworth Report: With the Supreme Court poised to rule on Washington, D.C.’s, gun ban, the Obama campaign is disavowing what it calls an “inartful” statement to the Chicago Tribune last year in which an unnamed aide characterized Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as believing that the DC ban was constitutional.

“That statement was obviously an inartful attempt to explain the Senator’s consistent position,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton tells ABC News.

The only thing consistent about Senator Barack Obama’s position on the Second Amendment is that he is against protecting the rights of law abiding citizens:

But the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said that he ‘…believes that we can recognize and respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and the right of local communities to enact common sense laws to combat violence and save lives. Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is constitutional.’

Well, thank goodness the majority of the Supreme Court of the United States has a better understanding of the Constitution than Democrats nominee for President. Senator Obama’s stance on this issue is a frightening reminder of why he should not get our vote in November.