The two hardest-leaning leftist judges on the Supreme Court are considering retirement while Obama is still in office and can nominate their replacements.
I really have no objection to this. Constitutionally, it is his right and responsibility to nominate justices to the federal bench, with Congress advising, and giving either a thumbs-up or -down.
Besides. Reading further on Sotomayor's decisions, she may well come down far to the right of where her proponents expect. Yes, she does do more research than may be strictly necessary--she isn't as smart as some of the others, and probably knows it. Yes, she handed down rulings in favor of minorities and of unions a few times. However, she's also Latina, and Catholic. Which means she may well come down well to the right of where partial-birth abortion proponents would want her to. She may well come down to the right of where other lobbies want her to, as well. I don't yet know, but I'm certainly optimistic.
So, yes. Go ahead, Mr. President. Nominate more Latinas and other religious minorities to the bench. And may you be as blindly stupid of their probable politics as you were Sotomayor's.
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