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August 03, 2009

Stunning: McCain To Vote "No" On Sotomayor

Which will encourage self-styled mavericks to do likewise.

His statement on the Senate floor:

Again and again, Judge Sotomayor seeks to amend the law to fit the circumstances of the case, thereby substituting herself in the role of a legislator. Our Constitution is very clear in its delineation and disbursement of power. It solely tasks the Congress with creating law. It also clearly defines the appropriate role of the courts to "extend to all Cases in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties." To protect the equal, but separate roles of all three branches of government, I cannot support activist judges that seek to legislate from the bench. I have not supported such nominees in the past, and I cannot support such a nominee to the highest court in the land.

I don't want to pick on McCain too much, especially since he's throwing us a bone here.

But does anyone get the sense he is taking the MSM's jilting of him in favor of a hot new suitor somewhat personally?


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