With a link to the text of her controversial speech, lawyer Tom Bowden of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights (ARC) provides the best argument against approving Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a member of the Supreme Court. His thesis, presented in a post to ARC’s blog, is that Judge Sotomayor is unqualified to serve on the Supreme Court because she rejects the concept of objectivity.
I agree with him. Since President Obama nominated Sotomayor—and it is still early in the Congressional nomination process—the press has fawned over her, repeatedly citing her race and gender, as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews disparagingly pointed out on Hardball. With populists like Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly, who fell over himself praising Obama’s nomination as a political master stroke and wrongly stating that her nomination is a done deal—a Supreme Court nomination is never a done deal, at least not for several weeks, if at all—it’s left to those new intellectuals like Mr. Bowden to argue against the Obama administration’s nominee on principle. His excellent post should be widely distributed.