Saturday, May 30, 2009

Go figure:

The Conservapedia entry for Sotomayer is not uniformly negative. For example, they have this in the section on abortion:
  • In a 2007 case, she strongly criticized colleagues on the court who said that only women, and not their husbands, could seek asylum based on China’s abortion policy. “The termination of a wanted pregnancy under a coercive population control program can only be devastating to any couple, akin, no doubt, to the killing of a child,” she wrote, also taking note of “the unique biological nature of pregnancy and special reverence every civilization has accorded to child-rearing and parenthood in marriage.”

  • In a 2004 case, she sided with pro-life protesters who sued police officers for violating their constitutional rights by using excessive force to break up demonstrations at an abortion clinic. Judge Sotomayor said the protesters deserved a day in court.

  • She wrote a decision against a pro-choice group in Center for Reproductive Law and Policy vs. Bush.The decision dismissed the claim of a Mexico-based organization which challenged policies requiring that foreign organizations neither perform nor promote abortions as a condition for receiving US funding.
There are a few of the familiar charges leveled against her by the right, but overall it's kind of flat-neutral in tone.


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