Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Obama adds another Ivy Leager to the Supreme Court

As S. M. Oliva at the Ludwig von Mises Institute points out, in regard to Obama's new Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Obama has contributed to diversity on the Court by ... appointing another Ivy League judge.

And everyone knows how under represented they are on the Court.


Anonymous said...

Dang them educated elites to heck!

BimBeau said...

Would you have the same opinion if it were another Alito, Alioto or Roberts?
You'd be singing the praises of this clarion of the social & educational minority, the right wing legal scholar from a hallowed hall of Ivy.
How hip can you get?

Lee said...

People who don't like strict-constructionist judges would get the point if we had conservative-activist judges, like we had back in the early part of the 20th century.

The law can and probably should lean left or right, depending on what our representatives decide and their constituencies allow.

But the interpretation of law should be strict. Otherwise, there is no authoritative voice for what constitutes the law.

Be happy with Scalia and Thomas. They don't impose their views about what the law *ought* to say. They look at the Constitution as it was written and as it was intended, and from that they base their judgments.

If they took their cue from the liberals, they would be finding things in the Constitution, e.g., that prohibit abortion, deeply implied in "the emanations of the penumbras."