As a Conservative, I have no issue with Sotomayor

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    As everyone here, I have been watching the Senatorial review of the nominated Sotomayor. It's, as always, a way for our Senators to grandstand and take up valuable camera time to express their simpleton views followed by a 3 second question.

    Yes, she is clearly a racist. There can really be no argument here.

    Instead, I look at her as Souter's replacement. In judging the record between them, it is clear that we will not have a considerable difference in outcome with cases before our highest court. Unfortunately, our Senators understand this and do not want to press the issues.

    Had I have had the opportunity to present a question, I would have pushed a response on this one:

    "Justice Sotomayor, your statements are firm. You find yourself a superior judge to Kennedy, Stevens, Roberts, Scalia, Souter, Breyer and Alito; but I am curious if you are also superior to Ginsburg and Thomas?"

    If you need to grandstand, at least do it right Senators!
     
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    her BS about the gun rights has me on tilt, i'd vote no.
     
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    True, but Souter and her share that view, so we lose no leverage there.
     
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    The Republicans will be better off in the long run by going along with Sotomayor now and saving themselves in the event there is another appointment in the future. Sotomayor will not effect the Court in it's current configuration, but should a conservative judge die or retire, they're going to need everything they've got to block the next prospective Justice. The devil you know and all that.
     
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    She couldn't even recall DC v. Heller. 13 months since the decision and she couldn't recall it. Give me a fucking break. I would vote no to.
     
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    My only real concern is the number of cases she has had overturned by the Supreme Court. Maybe she isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer...
     
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    As a conservative, I have several major problems with her. But alas, she will be confirmed.
     
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    her overturn rate is lower than the average
    SCOTUS on average overturns about 75%

    at least thats what i have read
     
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    She'll make a fine liberal judge.
     
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    what he said ^^
     

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