WEDNESDAY: Jennifer Rubin on Obama's SCOTUS choice
NOTEWORTHY: 60% reversal rate of Sotomayor's opinions by Supreme Court
SEXISM, ELITISM AND RACISM SURFACE SOONER........RATHER THAN LATER FOR SOTOMAYOR: "I would hope that a wise Latina (the race and wisdom cards) woman (the gender/feminist card) with the richness of her experiences (the arrogant elitism card) would more often than not reach a better conclusion (the elitism/we know what's best card) than a white male (the sex and race card reiterated) who hasn’t lived that life.” (Can you imagine in your wildest dreams Sarah Palin saying and getting by with a statement like that?---I recall her small-town America statement for which she was castigated by the left.)
THIS MORNING President Obama nominates federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to replace Justice David Souter, a move that could best be described as hitting a home run with all the bases loaded from the standpoint of fulfilling his liberal agenda for remaking society on the highest court in the land:
Wendy E. Long, counsel to the Judicial Conformation Network, criticized her support for "quotas" and "racial preferences." She called Sotomayor "a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important than the law as written."
I'll bet that this Hispanic/Puerto Rican woman will be confirmed quickly and take her place on the highest court in the land. Don't yet know her exact "empathy quotient" but I suspect she measures up in every way to Obama's desire for feeling the pain of victims rather than knowing the legal principles and constitutional issues involved.
In other words, justice will no longer be blind as it should be, but wear rose colored glasses instead.
The right will want to know how she treats legal precedent and the left will be clamoring to make sure the fuzzy Catholic is pro-abortion and pro-same sex marriage.
The partisan political legal olympics have begun.
This post will be updated.
UPDATE: Some of her greatest admirers still call her a bully on the bench and not as smart as they would like her to be: The Case Against Sotomayor.
Roger Kimball writes at Pajamas. Roger Simon weighs in.