May 26, 2009
Seeing already some consequences of having a record on sentencing (and the Second Amendment?)
I find it quite telling, though not especially surprising, that folks eager to find things they dislike about President Obama's SCOTUS nominee are already focused on her sentencing record and her possible views on the Second Amendment. Specifically, I just found these posts from folks at the National Review, both of which reference Judge Sotomayor's work as a sentencing judge:
- Sonia Sotomayor, Soft on New Jersey Corruption
Meanwhile, as evidence by the posts liked below, a few folks at The Volokh Conspiracy have diverse views about how we might read Judge Sotomayor's (non)record on the Second Amendment:
UPDATE: I am pleased to see Corey Yung is not only back to blogging, but also has returned with lots of data about Judge Sotomayor's judicial record. Everyone should be sure to check out these new posts at Sex Crimes:
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Where is the former husband of this waking nightmare? Dredge him up.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 26, 2009 11:16:23 PM
The complete medical record must be produced. Diabetes carries a high risk of mental illness, and of cognitive impairment. Republicans should demand that she have neuropsychological testing prior to her confirmation hearing.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 26, 2009 11:57:11 PM
If anyone has access to a legal database, let's make some news. Get the divorce records and send them on to Prof. Berman for publication.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 27, 2009 12:21:06 AM
Soft on corruption?
Six months in prison and a felony rap only looks soft to anger-poisoned authoritarians who seem conspicuously enthused by the notion of inflicting ever-harsher punishments.
What we're soft on is wisdom and imagination. Six weeks or even six days in prison seems like a pretty severe hardship to me...as does coping for the rest of ones life with the shame and exclusion that accompany felony convictions.
Nonetheless, Sotomayor strikes me as a missed opportunity to put a strong progressive voice on the court...which is what I'd hoped we'd get from Obama and the primary reason I was active in his campaign.
Posted by: John K | May 27, 2009 12:53:57 PM