Sotomayor: Courts not making policy?
Washington, DC, 2009:
Durham, NC, 2005:
One liberal supporter, Professor Louis Michael Seidman of Georgetown, has already left the team.
I was completely disgusted by Judge Sotomayor’s testimony today. If she was not perjuring herself, she is intellectually unqualified to be on the Supreme Court. If she was perjuring herself, she is morally unqualified. How could someone who has been on the bench for seventeen years possibly believe that judging in hard cases involves no more than applying the law to the facts?
Of course, they know and we know that, once she gets on the bench, we’ll see the real Sotomayor and that won’t resemble the modest, impartial, almost conservative-leaning judge that we are seeing this week.
You can continue to watch the hearings live here (below the fold since it starts playing immediately):