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Miguel Estrada….was soundly hammered during the Bush Administration and never made the cut to the Supreme Court.  Estrada used the Ruth Bader Ginsberg strategy and refused to say what he might do as a Supreme Court Judge.  By withholding his conservative attitudes and not being that forthcoming he insured that he was not going to be the first Hispanic member of the August body!  Robert Bork was a white conservative!

Now comes the nomination on Sonia Sotomayor.  A girl straight out of “West Side Story”.  Puerto Rican and talking like Rita Moreno.  Her story of great sacrifice by her mom brings tears to your eyes.  Taking a strain from “Only in America”……”land of opportunity”….could this screenplay have been written all with the perfect set up….to make the Republicans all look like the “Big Blue Meanines” again? 

So, what are the questions that the American people might want to ask the nominee?  No, not the partisan hacks!  No, not the backdoor Republican fund raising money men!  The American people………

(1) How do you stand Judge Sotomayor on the 2nd Amendment?  Well, according to just one decision on her part Maloney v. Cuomo – this decision accorded the States to dictate their own regulations in spite of the fact that she also upheld the Federal Right of the people to keep and bear arms and that no Federal Law might “infringe” on that right.

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=48718

(2) How do you stand Judge Sotomayor on Gay Marriage?  Well, Judge Sonia has no “track record” on that issue.  Which way will she go?  Should she state her opinion during the Nomination process?  Should she just dummy up?  This we will have to see.

(3) How do you stand Judge Sotomayor on “Abortion”?  We suggest the following from the Atlantic:

May 26 2009, 12:33 pm

Sotomayor & Abortion

David Brody of Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) News breaks down Sonia Sotomayor’s most notable abortion-related decision, in which she ruled in favor of the “Mexico City Policy,” finding that the U.S. government is free to ban aid to foreign groups that support or perform abortions. (As The Hill notes, this decision won her praise from at least one Republican.) Brody’s prediction: that since Sotomayor has never ruled directly on the legality of abortion, she will be pressed even harder on the issue during her confirmation process.

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(4) How do you stand Judge Sotomayor on the First Amendment?  Will you defend the Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom to Petition the Government and Freedom of Religion?  This is the key issue which all those that vote for Judge Sotomayor must be fully agree and completely feel comfortable – with the nominee.  These issues must have fully unambiguous answers and that outcome certainly will determine whether Judge Sonia Sotomayor will become our next Supreme Court Judge or not!

Did we miss something you think is more important?  Don’t hesitate to bring it to our attention.  Are we concerned that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is certain that “a Wise old Hispanic woman is probably smarter than an average white teenager!”  We suppose only Rush Limbaugh should answer that question!


About Ron & Anna Winship

Independent News Producers/Writers and Directors for Parker-Longbow Productions. Independent Programming which includes a broad variety of Political, Entertainment and Professional Personalities. Cutting Edge - a talk show...is the flagship of over 30 URL websites developed or under development. The Winships have been blogging for the Orange Juice since back when nickels had buffalos on them, and men wore onions attached to their belts, because it was the fashion back then.