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July 16, 2009

Sotomayor Was a Weak Pick

Of those who have decided, most say Judge Sotomayor should not be confirmed, according to a Rasmussen Poll conducted Tuesday night and Wednesday:

The public is watching and no one is buying it as she pretends she didn't actually mean what she's been saying for twenty years. Word of her seriously deficient decisions in (among other cases) Ricci, Didden, and Maloney is out.

By contrast, on the last day of Justice Alito's confirmation hearings:

Notice, that many more people have decided about Sotomayor--and earlier--than did about Alito. Part of that is because there was much less reason to; there was no hint in any of his opinions, or speeches, or prior employment that he harbored decades-old animus toward certain groups of people. To that extent, he could be safely ignored by folks not quite as plugged in to politics as, for example, you, dear readers. He wasn't "dangerous" and so there wasn't as much of a pressing need to decide whether or not you liked him.

I can't find data on Chief Justice Roberts for the end of his confirmation hearings, but on the first day of hearings 39% believed he should be confirmed, 26% said he should not, with the rest not sure (exactly the same numbers as Alito). Again, nothing about the Chief Justice set off alarm bells relating to a core American legal principle: you do not prejudge people based on their race or gender.

John at Power Line quips:

[A] great many Americans have figured out that Sonia Sotomayor is not committed to the principle that people of all races and ethnic backgrounds [and genders, don't forget! -- GM] should be treated equally. It's almost enough to restore one's faith in the Republic.

Almost. Almost. She's still going to be confirmed, after all.


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