- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, may well be called the “affirmative action poster girl.” There is no doubt whatsoever that she always will rule on the side of minorities - a prospect fraught with danger, as your editorial noted vis-a-vis the possibility of giving felons the right to vote (“The franchise for felons,” Opinion, Friday).

Judge Sotomayor admits to having been shaped by her experiences in the Bronx, but she cannot deny that her pursuit of education and wealth has reduced the Bronx’s influence to no more than a memory. Mr. Obama selected her because of her support of affirmative action, which pushes back the advancements of blacks and other minorities.

The Supreme Court needs justices who can be rational, objective and fair in their rulings. It also needs justices who can and will protect the Constitution.


Gainesville, Va.

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