Monthly Archives: July 2009

It Wasn’t Always Like This: Sotomayor and Senate Polarization

The Senate Judiciary committee is scheduled to vote on the Sotomayor nomination today. Based on the statements made by Senators so far, the vote will almost surely break down along straight party lines, with all but one of the seven … Continue reading

Should Republican Senators Oppose the Sotomayor Nomination?

Yes, they should. Not because she isn’t qualified – by almost all accounts, she is very well qualified – smart, well versed in the law, and possessing a solid judicial temperament.  Her opinions are, according to those who have read … Continue reading