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Monday, July 13, 2009

Senator Sessions Attacks Sotomayor

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Like many of you, Money Magazine Hoss sat down this morning to watch the beginning of the historic Senate Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor. I watched the opening statements of Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) Senate Judiciary Committee ranking Republican member.

Senator Sessions' opening statement was an outright attack on Judge Sotomayor. He stated it is not appropriate for a Supreme Court Judge to have empathy. His implication was that empathy equals prejudice. Sunday on the CBS TV show Face The Nation Sessions said, "When you show empathy toward one party ... you show bias toward another." This man, whose own nomination to the federal bench was rejected because of his well know racial bias, has the gall to attack Judge Sotomayor because she has empathy. Give me a break.

During his nomination hearings, Sessions was questioned about his statements attacking the NAACP as an “un-American” and “Communist-inspired” organization that “forced civil rights down the throats of people.” Those charges are not unlike recent Senator Sessions' statements concerning Judge Sotomayor’s past service on the board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), a group Sessions calls “extreme” because it “brought several race discrimination lawsuits for minorities." Well, it's obvious Senator Sessions has no empathy; sounds more like racism.

In closing his opening statement, Senator Sessions asked the American public who they would rather have on the Supreme Court: a judge who applies the letter of the law or one who uses empathy in making her decisions.

I can tell you this, I would rather have Judge Sotomayor than Senator Sessions.

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