Wednesday, June 24, 2009

EDITORIAL: Sotomayor's ethical oversight

I usually do not use Editorials, but this is a good one.

From The Washington Times:

Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor seems to think different rules apply to her than to everyone else.

On Page 143 of her Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire, she said she "practiced alone" in a side legal business from 1983 to 1986 "as a consultant to family and friends." During that time, she also was serving as a prosecutor and then as a member of a larger law firm. Judge Sotomayor listed the name of the solo practice as Sotomayor and Associates.

Advertising a solo practice as if it has more than one lawyer is a problem. Judge Sotomayor appears to have violated this minor but clear rule of legal ethics for four years.

I know all you libs out there are saying conservatives are making mountains out of molehills when it comes to this Judge. But we are not. This is a very important appointment, it's a life time appointment to the highest court in the land. It's unfortunate that we are replacing one activist Judge with a "more" liberal, activist Judge. Judges need to be impartial and conservative. These people effect our lives with every single decision they make. Remember the Kelo decision? Row vs Wade?

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