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Judiciary Republicans delay Sotomayor vote 1 week

July 21st, 2009 . by TexasFred

Judiciary Republicans delay Sotomayor vote 1 week

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Judiciary Committee has put off its vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor for one week after Republicans asked for a delay.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy says the vote will occur on July 28. The Vermont Democrat says he’s disappointed the GOP held up the committee’s action, but predicts Sotomayor will join the Supreme Court in time for an earlier-than-usual first meeting on Sept 9.

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the senior Judiciary Committee Republican, says President Barack Obama’s first high court nominee is on track to be confirmed in early August – a slightly faster timetable than GOP-nominated Chief Justice John Roberts.

Sotomayor is expected to be confirmed easily

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Judiciary Republicans delay Sotomayor vote 1 week

Sotomayor may indeed be a done deal, and easily confirmed, but I have to ask, WHY?

Are our Senators that gutless? Are they afraid that if they don’t confirm Sotomayor they will be labeled as racist or sexist? Are they afraid of Obamanure? What is it about this Sotomayor that makes her qualified for the Supreme Court? I just don’t get it.

WASHINGTON — An aide to Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says Collins will vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

Spokesman Ian Swanberg says Collins is preparing a statement detailing her support for President Barack Obama’s first high court nominee. Sotomayor is in line to become the first Hispanic and third woman justice.

Collins becomes the fourth Republican to say publicly she’ll break with her party’s conservative leaders to support Sotomayor. The federal appeals court judge is expected to win confirmation easily in a Senate vote early next month.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on Sotomayor’s nomination for later Tuesday, but panel Republicans are expected to block the action and force a one-week delay.

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GOP Sen. Collins to support Sotomayor for court

And to the people of Maine; you should ALL be ashamed of yourselves. YOU are the ones that put her in office, YOU are the ones that let her STAY in office. I hope you get exactly what you deserve for putting this notorious RINO in the U.S. Senate!

If the people of Maine have ANY guts at all, they will spend the next few days HAMMERING this RINO Collins and making her painfully aware that she is currently enjoying her last remaining days as a U.S. Senator.

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Sotomayor defends her legal record

July 15th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Sotomayor defends her legal record

WASHINGTON — Judge Sonia Sotomayor insisted Tuesday under pointed questioning that her ethnicity and gender will not influence her decisions if she is confirmed as the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice.

Republicans, led by Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, repeatedly pressed Sotomayor on the second day of confirmation hearings about her previous statements that “a wise Latina woman” could reach better decisions than white male colleagues.

“I want to state up front unequivocally and without doubt, I do not believe any ethnic, racial or gender group has an advantage in sound judging,” Sotomayor told the Senate Judiciary Committee members. She called the “wise Latina” comment “a rhetorical flourish that fell flat.”

In nearly seven hours of questioning — with more set for Wednesday — Sotomayor said she respects the Supreme Court’s decision that the Second Amendment grants individuals the right to own firearms. She also said she considers “settled law” the court’s 2007 decision upholding a federal ban on the procedure critics call “partial birth” abortion.

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Sotomayor defends her legal record

Sotomayor is a racist, a sexist, an anti Second Amendment, pro abortion, Liberal automaton that toes the Liberal line perfectly.

The RINO Senators sitting in on this confirmation CIRCUS didn’t DARE question her too vigorously for fear of being labeled racist themselves. And for fear of offending N.O.W., Code Pink and a legion of ILLEGALS that could potentially become voters in the next election.

The U.S. Senate is nothing more than a liberal sewer, one that needs to be pumped OUT and ALL Senators replaced, Dem AND Republican. In MY opinion, we don’t have too much of a division of PARTY in the Senate, we suffer idiots that are Democrats and idiots that are better defined as Dem Lite.

Maybe the next time we elect Senators we can make an effort to find some Senators that actually possess a *set*, leaders that will place COUNTRY, and WE, THE PEOPLE, before their own jobs, wants, greed and desires.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Tom Coburn evoked a 1950s TV show Wednesday in a quip responding to Sonia Sotomayor’s scenario about what he might do if she – hypothetically, of course – attacked him.

“You’ll have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do,” Coburn said, to laughter from the crowd and Sotomayor. What he said – and how he said it – was a riff on a Hispanic television character, Ricky Ricardo, whose accent is now widely considered a broad parody.

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Senator Ricky Ricardo? Coburn evokes Lucy show

Yeah, I know, Coburn is going to be labeled a racist for that one, what with the loony libber left having that selective outrage thing I have spoken of in the past, but here’s the deal. There’s going to be a lot of Senators that have some splainin’ to do if Sotomayor is seated on the U.S. Supreme Court, and that ‘splainin’ had better be really good because their political careers are at stake here.

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Constituent Response From Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

July 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Constituent Response From Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

This is the emailed response I received this AM from Sen. Hutchison regarding Sonia Sotomayor and her approval process to the SCOTUS.

Dear Friend:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United State Supreme Court. I welcome your thoughts and comments.

As a member of the U.S. Senate, I have been privileged to participate in the confirmation of four Supreme Court Justices, including that of Chief Justice John Roberts. The Constitution requires the Senate to “advise� the President on who will best uphold our Constitution in the nation’s highest court and to provide “consent� to the candidates who take the bench. Senators have a constitutional responsibility to carefully consider each nomination. This is a duty that I take seriously.

There are some facts we already know about Judge Sotomayor. Through personal tenacity and hard work, Judge Sotomayor overcame many challenges to study at some of the nation’s finest institutions, and embarked on a successful career as a district attorney, private practice attorney, and finally a federal judge. Her life story is a shining example of equal opportunity for Americans, and it reminds all of us that for those who work hard, no obstacle is insurmountable and no aspiration is too grand.

While there is no question that Judge Sotomayor brings a wealth of judicial experience to this process, we would be doing the American public and Judge Sotomayor a disservice if we did not conduct a thorough review of her record. This year, Senators will pore over thousands of documents and analyze more than 3,000 decisions that comprise the experience of Judge Sotomayor. I will be looking for evidence of impartiality as well as legal expertise, a demonstrated commitment to the rule of law, insights into her personal integrity and temperament, and, most importantly, her judicial philosophy.

As I review Judge Sotomayor’s record, one of the issues I will consider is her demonstrated stance on the Second Amendment. I am a staunch supporter of the right to keep and bear arms, and I firmly believe that the framers intended this right for the individual. This opinion was upheld by the Supreme Court last year in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. Judge Sotomayor joined an opinion earlier this year that suggested that the Second Amendment is not a fundamental right, and is therefore not binding on the states. I hope to learn more from the judge about her Second Amendment beliefs during her confirmation hearings. With this issue potentially coming before the Supreme Court, it is critically important we confirm a Justice who believes the Second Amendment is a fundamental individual right so that no state or city, nor the federal government, may ever infringe on this liberty.

As the Senate examines Sonia Sotomayor’s record – and gives her ample opportunity to address our concerns – I expect a respectful, dignified, and above all, fair process that befits our Constitutional responsibility. I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that you will not hesitate to keep in touch on any issue that is important to you.

Sincerely,
Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senator

Well thank you all to high heaven and back for that insightful letter Senator Obvious.

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