Obama's Supreme Court pick | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Obama's Supreme Court pick

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2009 at 7:36 AM

CNN says it's Judge Sonia Sotomayor, an appellate judge in New York.

She'll be the first Hispanic on the court. At 54, she holds promise for long tenure. Conservatives are mad, so that's a good sign. Can Mark Pryor bring Gang of 14 member Ben Nelson to allow a vote on an Obama appointee?

She's, in fact, considered a moderate. Bloggers are wondering if she's Catholic. (She attended a Catholic high school.) If so, she'd replace an Episcopalian and give Catholics six seats of the nine. Here's a quick analysis of the judge from Jeffrey Rosen.

UPDATE: Mike Huckabee was instantly out of the box with criticism. And got the judge's name wrong. (Typo, he explains.)

From Politico:

Mike Huckabee comes out hard against the Sonia Sotomayor appointment, with a bit of a misfire as concerns her name:

The appointment of Maria Sotomayor for the Supreme Court is the clearest indication yet that President Obama's campaign promises to be a centrist and think in a bipartisan way were mere rhetoric. Sotomayor comes from the far left and will likely leave us with something akin to the "Extreme Court" that could mark a major shift. The notion that appellate court decisions are to be interpreted by the "feelings" of the judge is a direct affront of the basic premise of our judicial system that is supposed to apply the law without personal emotion. If she is confirmed, then we need to take the blindfold off Lady Justice.—


Comments (29)

Showing 1-29 of 29

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-29 of 29

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017
  • ADEQ denies C&H Hog Farm permit

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied a new permit for the C&H Hog Farms' concentrated animal feeding operation near Mount Judea (Newton County). This is a big and somewhat surprising victory for critics who have viewed C&H's large-scale pig farm and the pig waste it generates as an existential threat to the Buffalo National River.
    • Jan 10, 2018
  • The two cities of Little Rock: East/west, black/white

    The Little Rock City Board illustrated this week a community divided over public schools, another blow to the Little Rock School District and another illustration of the need for ward elections to the board.
    • Mar 23, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation