Today’s Washington Times has an article which points out that Judge Sonia Sotomayer has been reversed three out of the five times her Circuit Court sent a case to the Supreme Court. There is also a fairly strong possibility that the Supreme Court will overturn her decision on the Connecticut employment discrimination case.
I’m not overly upset by this. The cases that get sent to the Supreme Court are generally the complex cases that need the wisdom of the Supreme Court, I don’t think being overturned there is a horrible thing.
My concern is this: every member of the United States Senate took an oath of office:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Does the appointment of this woman to the Supreme Court uphold the Constitution? She has publicly stated that she believes that as a Latina woman, her decisions will be better than the decisions of a white male. That sort of racial preference is not constitutional. That is part of my dilemma.
The other part of my dilemma is that I truly believe that any President of the United States should be allowed to appoint the people to office that he chooses. Unless there is some sort of ethical issue or moral issue, I think that this nomination has to go through. I believe that this woman will be bad for the country–I do not see her as an unbiased judge–but she is the President’s choice.