Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sotomayor Hearings Day 2: The Links

from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) Sotomayor Receives His Blessing And He Urges Colleagues to Keep Tone and Questions Respectful, Ricci Case and Affirmative Action, Tough on Crime Record Suggested

from Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) Racial Bias/Prejudice Asserted with "Wise Latina" comment, Affirmative Action and the Ricci Case.

from Senator Herb Kohl Race, Affirmative Action, the Ricci Case, Bush v. Gore and Kelo (property rights)

from Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) Incorporating the Second Amendment (Gun Rights)

from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) Upholding/Reversing Potentially Conflicting Precedents Particularly in Relation to Abortion Rights, Executive Power and Signing Statements, Commerce Clause's Reach

from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Property Rights and the Kelo decision, The Environment

from Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) Executive Power Overreach on Surveillance and War Detention, Separation of Powers (when President and Congress Conflict over Prerogatives), Potential Recusal in Hearing a 2nd Amendment Case She Heard in Lower Court

from Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) Attempts to Extract a Commitment to Recuse Herself in 2nd Amendment cases, "Wise Latina" comments and racial revisited.

from Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) Every Case Where Sotomayor Displayed "No Empathy" or Where She Comes across as a Villainous is Cited to Defend her from Charges of Pitying Those who Appear Before Her in Court

from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) Strict constructionist judges, Sotomayor's judicial philosophy and her temperament, military law, her role on the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund and that organization's support for abortion funding and the death penalty

from Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois) Death Penalty and DNA Evidence Review

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