Oh, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), how you’re trying to trip up Ms. Sonia Sotomayor with your same-sex marriage trickery!
From today’s Senate confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court hopeful, Cornyn asks: “If the Supreme Court in the next few years holds that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage would that be making the law, or would that be interpreting the law? I’m not asking you to … pre-judge that case or the merits of the arguments, or just to characterize whether that would be interpreting or that would be making the law?”
Watch the clip at your right for Sotomayor’s answer, but it’s basically this: She’s not telling. “This issue’s being hotly debated on every level on our three branches of government. … This is the type of situation where even the characterizing of whatever the court may do one way or the other, suggests that I have both prejudged an issue and that I come to that issue with my own personal views suggesting an outcome. And neither is true. I would look at that issue in the context of the case that came before me with a completely open mind.”
And then came Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), following up on yesterday’s questions about Minnesota case Baker vs. Nelson about granting same-sex marriage licenses. Sotomayor’s answer: The courts are dealing with this issue right now, so she’s not going to answer you sir!.
Meanwhile: Anyone notice how yesterday’s outfit was a black blazer over a pink shirt, while today’s wardrobe is a pink blazer over a black shirt? WHAT SECRET MESSAGE IS SHE SENDING?
It’s not a secret message. Black: serious, judicial. Pink: likable, soft, feminine. If they were not trying hard to soften her, it would be red.
Two Ladies in Waiting
“I’m not asking you to … pre-judge that case or the merits of the arguments . . .”
I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!! and she used to be like jack mccoy’s assistant d.a. on law and order and go out and interview witnesses with the cops. how cool is that? she is the real deal!
You can’t expect straight answers at confirmation hearings by anyone other than the politically suicidal, but I like the way she non-answered the questions (no sarcasm).
I kinda like her. I hope she goes into the SC and butts heads with Scalia/Thomas/Roberts/Alito. Or at least piss off Scalia to the point of cardiac arrest.
@7SK: Well, not “at least.” That’s a pretty lofty minimum goal. But it would be nice.
I think i might love her…hopefully she doesnt screw us over.
Have senate confirmation hearings always been this intense and publicized? hmm Or maybe its just cause shes a badass latina
This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever read on Queerty.
Of course she’s not gonna answer that question, you idiot. It is common practice for federal court nominees to avoid such questions no matter how liberal, or conservative, they might be on the issues. This is just a thinly veiled attempt at making it seem like Latinos are homophobic. Shame on you, racist pigs.
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