June 6th, 2009
09:30 AM ET
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. DRB

    All three branches are to reflect and be working for the legal citizens of this great nation. We have a framework by which we all are bound, and that is the constitution in full. Every American should want a judge that objectively applies the law to the facts and is fair & equal to all citizens. Any judge from the Supreme Court on down to lowest court in the land that allows his or her social, political or religious views to impact the outcome should NOT be sitting on any bench! The Constitution is the Constitution – its framework stands above and rules over all.

    June 6, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. sensible Cape Coral FL

    No one expects the Republicans to rubber stamp the President's nomination of Sotomayor, (they do have a reputation to protect) but their objections have to be based more on substance than on the pronunciation of her name as being un-American or her liking for Hispanic foods.

    June 6, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  3. Peter

    Mr. Sessions is trying to show how the GOP should work, he isn't always right, but I pray that the GOP follows him on the Sotomayor nomination, he atleast wants a fair hearing...

    June 6, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  4. makesUwonder

    NO, the 18 firefighters she ruled against have a "marvelous personal story".

    Stop the butt kissing Senator Sessions when it comes to Sonia Sotomayor.

    June 6, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. me

    Sotomayor has to be one tough woman to get where she is, (nothing negative in this comment....)
    also it seems that she loves her statements about Latina woman, I guess it comes from her own experience, but there is a lot of non Latina women, men who made it via hard way too...it is only who is public about it, and who just takes it as a part of experience and does not have the need to emphasize this part of getting wherever they got

    June 6, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  6. Stephen in Bedford, TX

    I've read, in it's entirety, at least one speech in which Judge Sotomayor referred to a "wise Latina woman" and given the context of the speech and the venue in which it was delivered, I have no problem with what she said. And as a white male in my fifty's I agree with her. I understand that she has used the same line in other speeches in similar venues. How many times did we hear Sarah Palin say "thanks, but no thanks"?
    What wise woman doesn't think she'd make better decisions than a "man who hasn't lived that life"...as a woman?
    What wise African American woman doesn't think she'd make better decisions than a "white man who hasn't lived that life"...as an African American woman?
    What wise Asian American woman doesn't think she's make better decisions than a "white man who hasn't lived that life"...as an Asian American woman?
    What wise and struggling single mother doesn't think she'd make better decisions than a "white man who hasn't lived that life"...as a struggling single mother?
    A wise person recognizes what Judge Sotomayor was talking about.

    June 6, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  7. katiec

    Sessions talks about our constitution and the law, while he totally supported a president that manipulated, ignored and broke both.
    Our justice system is not working because of over ambitious prosecuters, unequal respresentation for the poor, and unfair practices. There have been many innocent people put to death because of hiding of facts, dishonest representation and because they were not able to have adequate support. Our laws as they stand
    is not fair and balanced.

    June 6, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  8. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    A compelling life story is nice, but heard nothing about her views on some really important issues such as abortion, the 2nd amendment and gun control, Roe v Wade, civil rights, gay marriage, the list goes on

    Just selling the sizzle, instead of the steaks!

    I know that she can't say too much right now, but she must answer during the hearings. I hope the right questions are asked then.

    June 6, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  9. David

    I think the republican party has it all wrong. They seem to only want persons who agree with them. Point made this morning when it was pointed out that President Bush's pick for the Supreme Court made comments. He stumbled all over himself justifying this and at the same time justifying the the attack on President' Obama's choice.
    I think they need to stop all the wining and get on with fixing what is really wrong with this country and the economy. I am so sick of the Republican's belly aching. I am also sick of the bullying and whining about the loss of the Power in Washington. We did it ourselves.
    Yes, Ironically I am registered as Republican. Not for long. I have had it!

    June 6, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  10. Pat, CA

    katiec June 6th, 2009 11:31 am ET
    Sessions talks about our constitution and the law, while he totally supported a president that manipulated, ignored and broke both.
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    And what did Obama do as Senator? Hang it up, katiec - your bias is beginning to smell!!!!!!!!!!

    June 6, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. Had It

    Nothing new here, folks. Move right along.

    Alito made a statement to the same effect about himself – but then, he is a white man. With a different background.

    Just saying ....................................................

    June 6, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |