Well, it's official -- Obama has named Latina judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. The controversial appeals court judge has made some pretty weird statements that ought to raise eyebrows. Consider the uproar if a white male judge made the following statement about a woman or a black:
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” (Statement made in 2001 at the annual Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley)
She also waved her judicial activist flag in 2005 (on video) speaking to Duke University Law students saying, “court of appeals is where policy is made...." Do we really need another member of the court who makes law by finding rights in the "penumbra" of the Constitution like Harry Blackmun with Roe v. Wade? Judges are supposed to interpret the law, not make it up according to their life experiences and gender identity.