BREAKING: Sotomayor Might Have Supported President Who Supports Her

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Friday, June 05, 2009 at 9:12 am

Ed Whelan digs up an April 17 speech by Sonia Sotomayor in which she praises the election of President Obama and says “our challenge as lawyers and court related professionals and staff, as citizens of the world is to keep the spirit of the common joy we shared on November 4 alive in our everyday existence.” Whelan is furious:

Canon 2 of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges provides that a judge “should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.” Sotomayor’s public cheerleading for Obama seems clearly to violate that ethical obligation.

This is sort of nonsensical — the conservatives on the court, such as Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia, are common presences around D.C. conservative events. And the odds of Sotomayor adjudicating a case that pits Obama against Sen. John McCain are pretty slim.

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4 Comments

Seitz
Comment posted June 5, 2009 @ 7:25 am

I'm going to take a wild guess and bet that Ed had saw no problem with Scalia and Cheney going on a hunting trip together. IOKIYAR.


Will
Comment posted June 5, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

“The selection of George W. Bush as president by the conservative bloc of the United States Supreme Court, coupled with other questionable actions such as Antonin Scalia's notorious hunting trip with Vice President Cheney, seriously call into question the impartiality of various members of the court.”

–Ed Whelan

LOL, of course he never wrote that! I just made that up for fun!


Seitz
Comment posted June 5, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

I'm going to take a wild guess and bet that Ed had saw no problem with Scalia and Cheney going on a hunting trip together. IOKIYAR.


Will
Comment posted June 5, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

“The selection of George W. Bush as president by the conservative bloc of the United States Supreme Court, coupled with other questionable actions such as Antonin Scalia's notorious hunting trip with Vice President Cheney, seriously call into question the impartiality of various members of the court.”

–Ed Whelan

LOL, of course he never wrote that! I just made that up for fun!


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