May 26, 2009
Focus on the Family Action on Sotomayor
Focus's political arm released a statement attributed to Judicial Analyst Bruce Hausknecht. As with other pro-life groups, the statement doesn't talk about Judge Sotomayor's legal decisions but rather focuses on the 2001 Berkeley speech and the 2005 Duke panel.
â€œWith President Obamaâ€™s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, the country is again confronted with the question: What type of justices should sit on the Court? Americans overwhelmingly support justices who base decisions on the law and the Constitution, practice judicial restraint, and believe judges should never make policy," Hausknecht said in the written statement. â€œFrom what we know about her, though, Judge Sotomayor considers policy-making to be among a judgeâ€™s roles, no matter what the law says. She disregards the notion of judicial impartiality, even stating that as a Latina woman with her life experience she should â€˜more often than notâ€™ reach a better conclusion than a â€˜white male who hasn't lived that life.â€™"