Sotomayor Hearings

Ken AshfordSupreme CourtLeave a Comment

I don't know why this is even an event.  She's going to get asked questions, but she knows what the questions will be, and she has a good answer for every one of them.  They're not going to catch her in a "gotcha".  They know that; she knows that; everybody knows that.  I mean, what's going to happen?  Is she going to let it slip out that "as a judge, I tend to ignore the law and vote in favor of the minority?"  Is she going to start ululating and whip out a banshee yell and scream about her overwhelming need to kill whitey?  Of course not!

And she won't do that because she isn't that way.  If there was clear prejudice on her part, that can be easily shown by tallying up her caseload, and seeing if she was overwhelming biased in favor of plaintiffs/defendants/certain demographic groups.  The fact that these senators aren't raising stats like this can only mean on thing: there's nothing there.

She's a shoo-in.  Next.