Skip to comments.Sotomayor to Senators: 2nd Amendment does not apply to states
Posted on 06/11/2009 1:53:18 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
When the lefties are replacing a lefty on the Supreme Court with another lefty, the balance is preserved and the downside to the country is somewhat minimized. Sometimes you need to pick your battles. If Obama were filling Scalia's seat for example, this would be a Battle Royale. I figured that the Republicans can't stop this nominee anyway, unless something big and nasty was unearthed. Methinks this is it.
Though she says she supports Heller's holding that the 2nd Amendment prevents the Federal Government from banning guns, still undecided is the issue of whether that holding also applies to state bans. The Supreme Court has, over the years, decided that each Amendment in the Bill of Rights does indeed also apply to the states. It is crucial that Heller be read the same way. In a rare moment of candor from a SCOTUS nominee, Sotomayor seems to have tipped her hand: No dice.
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Right. That's why the Republicans went for a "battle royale" when Bill Clinton decided to change the "delicate balance of the court" by replacing the center-right Byron White with rabid leftist ACLU lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
And she had no idea that abortion stops a beating heart.
PS SS, you don't get to pick and chose your rights. It's a package deal.
Sotomayor is not qualified. Apparently she’s either never heard of the Supremacy Clause or chooses to ignore it.
Article VI, Clause 2:
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.”
Wasn't something comparable to this tried during the Heinous' husbands term?
If I recall, it didn't work out so well for them, however these lifetime appointments IMO are the most crucial because of the term of office given.
Yeah, another "fart in church".
Thanks pleikumud, good info and helpful background, and very much agree with your conclusion!
The War Between The States (U.S. Civil War) was over states rights as opposed to federally mandated Constitutional rights. You know, that “all men are created equal’ stuff...
Owning another human being was a violation of the U.S. Constitution right from the ‘get go’. I’ve always been amazed that slavery, as economic necessity and as an institution in the South, lasted as long as it did.
Oh great, another moronic advocate for flushing the Constitution down the toilet....
come on. didn’t you know. there is no law stating we must pay federal “income” taxes.
i never understood the whole hupla over the “tax cheats”.
(referring to http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173 of course)
Until the “Incorporation Doctrine” ruling and subsequent rulings based upon it were made, states enjoyed the freedom to dictate prayer in public schools, indeed, declare a state religion, plus place limitations in behavior the federal government could not.
I doubt there's even the slightest chance of the court hearing a case that would overturn the “Indoctrination Doctrine”, be it a Democrat or Republican court.
Yes, I already regret sending my little $25 to Cornyn.
Does the GOP/and some southern/western democrats have a spine to vote her down?
Time to become activists; write your Senator!
That's Judge Sodom Mywhore to you!
So this means that states can also choose to outlaw abortion.
The amendments stand or fall together. They all apply or they don’t.