As one of your constituents, I am writing to express my TOTAL OPPOSITION to the nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
Judge Sotomayor's legal opinions are widely regarded as lacking depth. One of the key characteristics of a Supreme Court Justice is the ability to issue well written, clearly reasoned opinions. In this she falls short.
Additionally, in the wake of the Supreme Court's 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, she has persisted in the erroneous belief that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms. Even the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, generally perceived as the most liberal Circuit Court recognized in light of Heller that the Second Amendment indeed DOES protect an individual right, one preexisting the Constitution.
Worst of all, Judge Sotomayor seems to believe that her gender and ethnicity confer a special degree of judicial wisdom more suited to that of a Supreme Court Justice than that of white males. In plain language, she's a racist and a sexist. If a white male nominee had said that because of his gender and race he was more qualified than a woman of color, the nomination would be withdrawn so fast it would make your head spin. But I suppose that's par for the course for the Obama Administration.
David S. Markowitz, Esq.