Lamborn Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

June 8, 2009
Press Release

Washington, May 26 -

Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) issued the following statement on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

"I congratulate Judge Sotomayor on her nomination and I look forward to a confirmation process that focuses on determining whether Judge Sotomayor is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. Qualifications for judicial service include not only experience and character but, most importantly, a proper understanding of the power and role of judges in our system of government. Judges must decide cases based on the law, not on their personal views or opinions.


"However, I am concerned with her record of putting identity politics before the rule of law. It raises serious issues about her ability to reach fair and impartial decisions. Judge Sotomayor has made a habit of embracing extreme views during her time on the lower courts. Now, as she is considered for the high court, Americans are left to wonder if she will exercise basic standards of objectivity. In light of Judge Sotomayor’s liberal activist approach to judicial interpretation, I call on my colleagues in the Senate to thoroughly examine her record as they consider her nomination."--Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)

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