Time to take the kid gloves off for Sotomayor nomination?
Posted by David N. Bass at 08:31 AM
The always insightful Jim Antle at The American Spectator offers this take on the upcoming Sotomayor confirmation hearings, which Democrats have scheduled to begin July 13. Antle concludes:
As the Sotomayor hearings approach, Republicans need to continue do what they first did when protesting George W. Bush's aborted nomination of Harriet Miers: take the judiciary as seriously as the Democrats do. The days of Antonin Scalia winning confirmation with overwhelming Democratic support are over. So are the days of strong checks against federal judicial power. Until they return, the days of Republican deference to Democratic judicial nominees should be over too.
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