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Senator Corker Opposing Sotomayor



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U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee speaks as the voice of America and gets it exactly right, when he says he’s disappointed that after careful review and deliberation, he will not be able to vote for Judge Sotomayor:

I view the Supreme Court as a body charged with impartially deciding what the law means as it is applied to a specific case. I believe Judge Sotomayor views the Supreme Court as more of a policy-making body where laws are shaped based on the personal views of the justices. Unfortunately, nothing I heard during Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings or in my meeting with her in June sufficiently allayed this concern.



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