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BREAKING: Sotomayor Might Have Supported President Who Supports Her

Last updated: 07/31/2020 08:00 | 06/05/2009 05:12
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Ismaeel Delgado

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:

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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Ismaeel Delgado | Ismaeel Delgado has been working for the Ministry of Information and Communications as a Technical Officer for the past five years. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with a Masters in Information and Communication Engineering. He is involved in the review, revision, redesign, and expansion of the required structure, legislation, laws, and technically relevant national planning and program for spectrum management based on ITU radio regulations as a technical officer in the Ministry of Information and Communications' Frequency Management Department.

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