Judicial Watch • Judicial Watch Statement on Obama’s Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the United States Supreme Court

Judicial Watch Statement on Obama’s Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the United States Supreme Court

Judicial Watch Statement on Obama’s Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the United States Supreme Court

MAY 26, 2009

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement today in response to Barack Obama’s decision to nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court:

"Barack Obama is on record saying he favors judges who will let their ‘empathy’ or bias for certain individuals color their decision-making. If Judge Sotomayor shares Obama’s activist judicial philosophy, U.S. Senators who want to protect the Constitution will have no choice but to oppose her nomination.

"Americans want the Supreme Court to make decisions based on the Constitution and not on some lawless standard that puts identity politics before the law. There is no room on the Supreme Court for someone who will put her feeling and politics above the rule of law."

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