If a prominent conservative legal analyst like Douglas Kmiec and a gasbag homophobe like Bill Donohue are backing Sonia Sotomayor's elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Court judge has virtually no known record of case law which could lead us to believe she will uphold Lawrence v. Texas, Roe v. Wade, or , Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, Romer v. Evans and a civil rights record in which she turned down most discrimination cases, has the Human Rights Campaign and the liberal civil rights groups jumped the gun?
What do these conservatives know that we don't know? What is the new slogan from the liberal interest groups, "Confirm first, ask questions later?" She could be the conservatives' Souter. A Democratic stealth nominee with an insufficiently liberal record to speak of who votes with the conservatives who'd like to turn the clock back on privacy rights, and the establishment clause.
She may be everything we'd want in a Supreme Court justice. Then again, she might not. In the meantime, the debate over the kind of justice America deserves gets lost while conservatives smear her with baseless accusations that she is somehow, a Hispanic racist.