Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Will Judge Sotomayer Do?
Is it time for a black female Supreme Court Justice? Are we missing a historic opportunity to bring balance to the highest Court in the land? Can we trust that Judge Sotomayer's history will ensure civil liberties to all people? We can not assume that if you descended from a minority race that it automatically means you will render decisions that ensure equal justice for all. Justice Clarence Thomas' opinions say "that ain't so". Just because it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck--it may not be a duck. As a trial attorney, I have appeared before judges who renounce their history and their ethical duty to fairly apply the law so that they can belong to the country club and hang out with the good old boys. Their personal need for validation from the "good old boys" is greater than their need to administer justice. Their allegiance to those who "brought them" is greater than their allegiance to the oath they took to be fair and impartial. As the Republicans try to make Judge Sotomayer out to be a racist, tell me--Will Judge Sotomayer do?