As Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor considers the Biden Administration’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates, let us remember that Sotomayor told the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of her confirmation hearings why she was unsuitable as a nominee to the United States Supreme Court.
Looking past Sotomayor’s false claim that “The Omicron variant is so severe that “we have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, many on ventilators,” she was fundamentally flawed before being seated on the bench. One would think that she would have refrained from interjecting her misinformation and relied on the presented briefs and questioning to develop a fact pattern.
Specifically, her comment that “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” is a clear and present indication of her unsuitability to perform the duties of a Supreme Court Justice. Namely, the Supreme Court Justices’ primary role is to serve as the final arbiters of the law, ultimately making the highest and final decision in any given case, using the United States Constitution as their guiding principles.
There is no provision for the race, ethnicity, religion, gender, partisan politics, or life experience of a Supreme Court Justice in the deliberative process. They are bound primarily by the U.S. Constitution and secondarily “stare decisis,” the legal doctrine or principle that precedent should inform legal decision-making in a case involving similar facts.
Nominated by President Barack Obama, himself a trained Marxist/Communist, Sotomayor appears to represent the elevation of ethnicity and gender over legal merit.
The 68-31 confirmation vote is indicative of our chief aisle-hopper today.
Republicans Supporting Sotomayor (9 of 40) joined 57 Democrats plus the two independents (Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (Connecticut) voted to confirm Sotomayor. Sen. Ted Kennedy (Massachusetts) was absent due to health reasons.
• Sen. Lindsey Graham (South Carolina)
• Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tennessee)
• Sen. Christopher Bond (Missouri)
• Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)
• Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine)
• Sen. Richard Lugar (Indiana)
• Sen. Mel Martinez (Florida)
• Sen. Judd Gregg (New Hampshire)
• Sen. George Voinovich (Ohio)
We are so screwed.
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“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS