Statements about Supreme Court
On military recruiters at Harvard, Elena Kagan "took a position and the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that she was wrong."
"Congress can tell [the Supreme Court] which cases they ought to hear. We have that authority."
"I never had a filibuster-proof Senate."
"A filibuster has never really been successfully used against a Supreme Court justice."
John Paul Stevens is the only Protestant on the U.S. Supreme Court.
"No one questioned that she (Judge Sotomayor) was out of the mainstream."
"President Obama himself attempted to filibuster Justice Alito, who now sits on the Supreme Court."
"Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign corporations – to spend without limit in our elections."
"With a stroke of a pen, the (U.S. Supreme Court) decided to overrule the 100-year-old ban on corporate expenditures."
Rep. Adam Putnam was silent when Rush Limbaugh called Sonia Sotomayor a racist.
"Now, there was a time when someone like Scalia and Ginsburg got 95-plus votes."
A new Rasmussen poll shows people "oppose (Sotomayor's) confirmation. Only 37 percent support it."
"Obama's Justice-designate Sotomayor threw out (the New Haven firefighters') lawsuit in a sneaky, unsigned opinion -- the judicial equivalent of 'talk to the hand.'"
On calling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist.
"The Department of Justice, under the Obama administration, disagrees with the decision" Judge Sotomayor made in the Ricci vs. DeStefano case.
Sotomayor "ruled against the white firefighter — Ricci and other white firefighters — just on the basis that she thought women and minorities should be given a preference because of their skin color and because of the history of discrimination in the past. The law was totally disregarded."
"Sotomayor has had her rulings thrown out by the court a troubling four times."
Sotomayor thinks "that one’s sex, race and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench."
"Walking in the door (Sonia Sotomayor) would bring more experience on the bench, and more varied experience on the bench, than anyone currently serving on the United States Supreme Court had when they were appointed."
Judge Sotomayor has said "that policy is made on the U.S. Court of Appeals."
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