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E.J. Dionne

Republicans would be foolish to fight the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court because she is the most conservative choice that President Obama could have made.

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Submitted by oceansandmountains on

You know a much more conservative pick will be next. All in the name of bipartisanship...

Submitted by Anne on

before Ginsburg and Stevens give up their unabashedly liberal seats for fear Obama will replace them with conservatives.

Switching out Souter for Sotomayor may be more or less a wash, but when it's time to replace the two liberal justices, disappointment will hang over the country like funeral bunting.

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Submitted by carissa on

Honestly, how many more years can Stevens hang on?

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Submitted by Andre on

but what gives me pause about Sotomayor is the fact that she lives paycheck to paycheck. She certainly is the first justice in a while that is not a millionaire. My deduction is that she is either dumb as a rock, or she is a 'pure jurist', ruling on what she sees any particular law to be, and we've certainly had some rightwing laws passed in the last thirty. Of course, she now gets to be the final arbiter, but she did speak of the founding fathers; check out starting at 3:30:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugq4emGJJGQ