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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Courting Lincoln UPDATE

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Sen. Blanche Lincoln is among lawmakers Judge Sonia Sotomayor will meet with today in her path to confirmation on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, an Arkansas Republican front group has (misleading) questions for the senator to ask the judge. She's going to be confirmed, but it's important for Republicans to plant the message that President Obama is installing a gun-hating, judicial legislating, wild-eyed liberal death penalty opponent to the bench. If only.

UPDATE: Lincoln commets on meeting. Mush.

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Grassroots Coalition Encourages Senator Lincoln to Ask Tough Questions of Sotomayor
Little Rock –   On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, Senator Blanche Lincoln will meet with Judge Sonia Sotomayor regarding her nomination to the United States Supreme Court.
The Arkansas Judicial Network has begun mobilizing in an effort to inform voters about Judge Sotomayor’s activist judicial philosophy.
The Arkansas Judicial Network is hopeful that Senator Lincoln stands up for Arkansas values and asks the following questions regarding Judge Sotomayor’s judicial philosophy:
 
A) Judge Sotomayor, you joined a circuit court ruling in 2004 that stated that the right to possess a gun is not a fundamental right.  Do you still hold that opinion?
B) Judge Sotomayor, do you believe that the role of the judiciary is to “make policy”?
C) Judge Sotomyaor, you signed a memo in 1981, essentially, opposing the death penalty.  Is this still your view?
The Arkansas Judicial Network consists of the following individuals and/or organizations:
·        Anne Britton – NRA National Volunteer of the Year (2000)
·        Jerry Cox – President, Arkansas Family Council
·        Betsy Hagan – Chairman, Arkansas Chapter of Eagle Forum
·        Doyle Webb -- Chairman, Republican Party of Arkansas
·        Brian Vandiver – Attorney and Chairman of the Arkansas Federalist Society
·        Cory Cox --  Attorney and former Chairman of the Arkansas Federalist Society
·         (New addition) --  Jeff Cantwell – Libertarian, Election Volunteer Coordinator (EVC) for District 2 of the NRA and member of the Arkansas Rifle and Pistol Association.

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