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By Jay Sekulow1308676134000

The real debate now begins over the Supreme Court nominee announced by President Obama.  The record and judicial philosophy of Judge Sonia Sotomayor will be examined closely, as it should, even before confirmation hearings begin this summer in the U.S. Senate.

The ACLJ continues to research her opinions and public statements.  We've prepared an initial report on Judge Sotomayor.  You can read it here.

The fact is that her nomination will generate a lot of debate - specifically on the topic of judicial activism.  It will involve a close look at her record, her judicial temperament, and her philosophy about the Constitution and the rule of law.

While no schedule has been set yet regarding confirmation hearings, we're hopeful that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will ask the tough questions required.

One topic that will likely come up - her comments recorded on videotape. She stated that the 'court of appeals is where policy is made.'  It's a statement that already has the attention of many - including Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee.   While Senator Sessions said lawmakers must give Judge Sotomayor a fair opportunity to explain the remark, he said that "on its face, it's troubling."  We agree.

 

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