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July 16, 2009

Sotomayor Day 4- Chat Amongst Yourselves

The committee is wrapping up its second round of questions.

Republicans have been trying to tease out her views on making law v. interpreting it. She sounds like Roberts in her promises of fidelity to the Constitution and a personal aversion to making law. The problem is, she can't seem to find an example of where any court has made law. If you don't think Roe for example, with it's trimester based scheme, is an act of legislation you simply aren't intellectually honest enough to admit that judicial law making exists.

Sotomayor continues to deny the plain meaning of her words over the years when it comes to her speeches and remarks.

That said, she's going to be confirmed.

CSPAN is streaming the hearings. Right now (11:30am eastern) they are in break. Tom Coburn is up next. That will be fun.

Wow, Coburn tried to get her to talk about the Roe regime prior to Casey and she whiffed. She didn't know what it was. I'm going to guess that Roberts, Alito, Thomas and many commenters here could have handled that question.

Keep in mind though... She's the Most. Qualified. Nominee. Ever.


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