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Did Sotomayor Lie to Senators?

July 16th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Did Sotomayor Lie to Senators?

Did Judge Sonia Sotomayor twist the truth when she met with Senators before her confirmation hearings began? Does anyone on the Judiciary Committee have the guts to call her on it?

“Is there anything the Senate or Congress can do if a nominee says one thing seated at that table and does something exactly the opposite once they [are on the Supreme Court]?” Senator Arlen Specter asked Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday. When Sotomayor promises her “fidelity” to the rule of law the Senators simply have to trust that she is telling them the truth. Unfortunately, there is significant evidence that Sotomayor has been less than honest in private meetings with the Senators.

This past Saturday, The Wall Street Journal reported on a series of interviews it had done with Senators about their private meetings with Sotomayor. Incredibly, every one of Sotomayor’s private statements to the Senators, as reported by The Journal, were not only false, but she should also have known that they were false when she made them. Each inaccurate statement to the Senators involved speeches the judge had given numerous times and that she had clearly reviewed before meeting with the members of the Judiciary Committee.

For instance, shortly after Sotomayor’s nomination, her now infamous Berkeley law school speech began to receive public scrutiny. Understandably, many Senators asked her about her statement that: “a wise Latina woman with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white man.”

Sotomayor apparently told Republican Senators in private meetings that those words were “inadvertent” and “inartful,” — implying that her statement was an accident. President Obama himself tried to explain this statement as just a one-time utterance that she would have worded differently if she had the chance to do it all over again.

But after these private meetings with Senators it was revealed that Sotomayor had used the equivalent phrases during at least seven different speeches over a period of a decade. It is one thing for Obama to explain this as an accidental, single occurrence; it is something quite different for Sotomayor, especially now that we know that she repeatedly made such statements.

But have her statements to Democrats been any more accurate than those to Republicans?

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Did Sotomayor Lie to Senators?

This line speaks volumes; But have her statements to Democrats been any more accurate than those to Republicans?

I have said this before, and it bears repeating, Sonia Sotomayor is a racist, a sexist, an anti Second Amendment, pro abortion, liberal automaton that toes the liberal line perfectly. Those are MY beliefs and there is NOTHING that she can do or say to convince me otherwise!

FOXNews and John Lott have done a great bit of work here, Sotomayor has been thoroughly and completely exposed for exactly what she is. Sotomayor has a reputation for being a fiery, hot blooded Type-A personality on the bench and is known for speaking her mind. Even when there wasn’t a thought to be had.

What the American public, and the Senators sitting on this panel saw, was a well coached stooge that is doing exactly as she was told to do. Be subdued, never show any emotion, especially anger. She was playing a part in a play that is going to shape the direction this nation travels for many years. It is NOT a good direction of travel.

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Cornyn talks tough as Senate opens Sotomayor hearings

July 13th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Cornyn talks tough as Senate opens Sotomayor hearings

WASHINGTON – Texas Sen. John Cornyn added his voice to a chorus of tough-talking Republicans at Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing today.

“The purpose of this hearing is to determine which path you would take if confirmed to the Supreme Court,� Cornyn said in his opening statement. “Judge, some of your opinions suggest that you would limit some of these constitutional rights – and some of your public statements suggest that you would invent rights that do not exist in the Constitution.�

Last week, Cornyn asserted that while the Senate’s Democrats have already decided to support Sotomayor, he and most other Republicans would approach the hearing with open minds — taking the opportunity to press the judge on areas of concern while allowing for the possibility that her answers will sway them.

But most of the Republicans’ opening statements, including Cornyn’s, suggested a deeply held disdain about her approach to the law.

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I have sent messages to Sen. John Cornyn almost daily since the Sotomayor nomination, to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison as well, imploring them to vote AGAINST this flaming piece of LIBERAL garbage. The result of those repeated pleas is not in yet, and I am NOT going to bash Sens. Cornyn or Hutchison in this post for something they haven’t done, but GOD help them, and their political careers if they DO vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as a Justice on the Supreme Court.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Judiciary Committee’s senior Republican, called her oft-stated belief that a judges’ personal background can and should inform her jurisprudence “shocking and offensive… I will not vote for—no senator should vote for—an individual nominated by any president who believes it is acceptable for a judge to allow their own personal background, gender, prejudices, or sympathies to sway their decision in favor of, or against, parties before the court.�

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if ALL of our Senators, right and left, Dem and Republican, had the STONES that Sen. Jeff Sessions has on this Sotomayor confirmation? I’m not a mind reader but I am guessing that Sen. Sessions is referring to the statement Sotomayor made that, in my opinion, and in the opinion of many other Conservatives, outed her as a racist and a sexist.

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,�

Then there’s the Sotomayor record in cases before the SCOTUS. The one that nearly all news sources agree upon. 60% of her cases that have made it to the Supreme Court for review have been overturned. That’s not too bad if you’re a baseball player. You’re batting .400 and in baseball, that’s a good number. In any other area of the workplace, be it public or private, a 40% success rate really sucks. If you’re working for a company, and you’re only 40% productive, or 40% correct, you’re outta here, hit the showers ya bum!!

“Americans need to know whether you would limit the scope of the Second Amendment�—the one involving the right to bear arms, he said.

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