Does Sotomayor's lack of a specific stance on abortion trouble you?

United States
May 28, 2009 5:48pm CST
Sotomayor's recent nomination by President Obama to the Supreme Court has some concerned that she has not taken a specific stance or made any rulings directly related to abortion and Roe v Wade. Do you find this a concern in your own mind, or are you happy with her nomination?
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 May 09
no, because her personal stance has no place in her rulings and opinions as a Justice on the court. They Justixces are supose to base rulings and opinions entirely on the constitution of the united states. If she is able to do that, than no problem. As far as taking a stance on Roe v Wade, the stance would have to be based on legality and constitutionality, not her opinion on abortion itself. R v W was a 10th amendment issue and a travesty to state's rights. The propper way to have dealt with the issue would have been a constitutional amendment rather than an ilegal court ruling.
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• United States
29 May 09
Thank you for your opinion. I am very much in agreement with it. Karen
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@anniepa (27248)
• United States
29 May 09
I'm happy with her nomination so far. I don't actually recall any of the more recent nominees for the Supreme Court having any rulings related to abortion either but I have no doubt, no matter what they say, the President making the appointments have known where their nominees stood on that issue. Of course, they can always change their minds if the case comes before them but does anyone really doubt George W. Bush knew Roberts and Alito were anti-choice when he picked them? I'm equally sure Obama knows Sotomayor is pro-choice or at least I'd guess he's fairly confident she wouldn't be in favor of overturning Roe v Wade altogether. Annie
• United States
29 May 09
I feel also that President Obama knew her stance on the issue when he chose her. Some issue has been made of it in the news reports, but I do believe she'll keep the nomination. So many things of little concerned seem to gain the focus of the media and are turned into something bigger than they are. Thank you for your opinion : ) Karen
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@anniepa (27248)
• United States
31 May 09
Thank you so much for the BR. The confirmation hearing is going to be quite interesting, I believe. At least the Republicans in the Senate haven't taken their talking points from the Rush Limbaugh/Newt Gingrich/Glenn Beck wing of the party! Annie