Tag: Sonia Sotomayor

John McCain to vote his conscience

Before we jump on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) bones for supposedly disrespecting the Miguel Estrada Hispanic community by announcing today that he is opposing the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, perhaps we should review the record. The same folks who today can conceive of no other reason why conservatives oppose Sotomayor than their supposed loathing of... Read more »

On Abortion, Sotomayor is no Souter

Never in Illinois have parents had the legal right to know if their pregnant child is planning to have an abortion. Now they will, thanks to a federal appeals court in Chicago that has restored Illinois’ long-dormant parental notification law. At least for a while, parents will. The question now is, if the parental notification... Read more »

Appeals court activates long-dormant abortion parental notification law in Illinois

“A  victory for Illinois parents and children” Overshadowed by the Senate hearings on pro-choice Sonia Sotomayor’s suitability to be a Supreme Court justice, a U.S. appeals court in Chicago on Tuesday gave new life to a long-dormant law that requires Illinois parents be notified when their minor daughter seeks an abortion. The three-judge federal appeals... Read more »

Bring in the clowns

Friend Bob wants to know why Al Franken so quickly made it to the prestigious Senate Judiciary  Committee. Why not appoint Jack Benny or W.C. Fields? I have no answer, Bob. A seat on the  committee is one of the most sought-after plums (especially for lawyers, which Franken is not), so the question needs to... Read more »

Judge Sotomayor, meet (yawn) Al Franken

Only five days in the Senate and Al Franken (D-Minn.) slides right in comfortably with other blabermouths (of both parties) as he delivers a nine-and-a-half minute opening statement in the Judge Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing. Maybe we were expecting something more interesting from the accomplished comedian, but he proves he can drone on and on... Read more »
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