McCain Will Oppose Sotomayor
The senior senator from Arizona ends weeks of speculation about his Supreme Court vote with a lengthy floor statement explaining that he’ll vote “no.” Sniping about Miguel Estrada, check:
An excellent resume and an inspiring life story are not enough to qualify one for a lifetime of service on the Supreme Court. Those who suggest otherwise need to be reminded of Miguel Estrada. Mr. Estrada also was a supremely qualified candidate. And he too has an incredible life story.
Spinning the Ricci decision into proof of Sotomayor’s activism, check:
Ricci v. DeStefano raised the bar considerably on overt discrimination against one racial group simply to undo the unintentionally racially skewed results of otherwise fair and objective employment procedures. Again, this case proves that Judge Sotomayor does not faithfully apply the law we legislators enact.
Deference to the NRA, check:
For millions of Americans, it is clear what the Constitution means. The Constitution protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms to protect himself, his home, and his family.
Still, it’s a good get for Sotomayor opponents.