Leahy on Sotomayor

May 27, 2009 at 5:28 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Sen Patrick Leahy, current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee,ย weighs in on Sotomayor while visiting troops in Afghanistan:

The Supreme Court is the final arbiter in the federal judiciary, with a fundamental role in our system of government and a fundamental impact on Americans’ everyday lives. One need look no further than the Lilly Ledbetter and Diana Levine cases to understand how just one vote can determine the Court’s decision and impact the lives and freedoms of countless Americans. I believe that Judge Sotomayor will be in the mold of Justice Souter, who understands the real-world impact of the Court’s decisions, rather than the mold of the conservative activists who second-guess Congress, and who through judicial extremism undercut laws meant to protect Americans from discrimination in their jobs, their access to health care and education, and their privacy from an overreaching government. I believe Judge Sotomayor understands that the courthouse doors must be as open to ordinary Americans as they are to government and big corporations.

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  1. He’s spot-on. I was already planning to post something along these lines. Aw, heck; I still will!


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