Today's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court of the United States will generate national debate about the issue of judicial activism on the nation's highest court.
The background and philosophy of Judge Sotomayor clearly puts the Constitution front and center.
How will this nominee view the Constitution and the rule of law?
Will she embrace her past statement that the ''court of appeals is where policy is made''?
This nomination is a very aggressive decision and raises serious questions about the issue of legislating from the bench.
We're hopeful that the Members of the Senate will ask the tough questions about her judicial philosophy and temperament when the confirmation hearings get underway this summer.
The American people deserve to fully understand what kind of Justice is being nominated to serve on the nation's highest court for decades to come.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
ACLJ on activist judges
From Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice (the sane alternative to the far-left ACLU):