Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bauer Expresses Concern That Sotomayor Will Replace the Rule of Law With Her Feelings

/PRNewswire / -- Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer on Tuesday expressed great concern over President Barack Obama's pick of Sonia Sotomayor given her long history of using her feelings as a judicial guide rather than the rule of law.

The president of American Values made the following statement: "Sotomayor's appointment proves what we already knew--that President Obama is committed to packing our federal courts with activist judges who will make policy according to their 'feelings' rather than the requirements of the Constitution.

"Judge Sotomayor admitted in a panel discussion at Duke University Law School in 2005 that she believes the courts are 'where policy is made.' In a 2002 speech at Berkeley, she suggested justice might be better determined by some races than others, saying, 'I would hope that a wise Latino women with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.'

"In view of these quotes, I urge senators to fully examine Judge Sotomayor's judicial philosophy. The American people deserve to know whether once again we are putting someone on our highest court who thinks her job is to remake America to reflect her leftwing prejudices."

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