Friday, May 29, 2009
The Written Evidence
I don't plan to delve deeply into the record of President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court on this blog. There are plenty of articles on the web arguing about what her judicial record indicates concerning what kind of Justice she will make. But I will say this. Most commentators, Conservative and Liberal, declare that she will be confirmed, that no opposition can derail her confirmation by the Senate. Not so fast. The fact that she is one of the most over-turned judges on the Appellate Court, her opinions drawing the ire of Conservative and Liberal judges alike, indicates that somewhere in the record of her written opinions, there might be some material that might prove to be such an embarrassment that not even Democrats could publicly support her. Make no mistake, Obama will get someone whose ideology matches his on the Supreme Court. However, that person may not be Sonia Sotomayor.