Cochran to Vote Against Sotomayor

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said he will vote against the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cochran did vote to confirm her to a federal appeals court in New York in 1998.

Cochran said Wednesday that some of Sotomayor's statements over the past decade caused him to question her "fidelity to equal justice."

Cochran said because the Supreme Court is not bound by existing legal precedents, "there would be no higher court to deter Judge Sotomayor from making decisions that would become the binding law."

Mississippi's other U.S. senator, Republican Roger Wicker, said Tuesday he opposes confirming Sotomayor, who was nominated by President Obama.


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  • by CARL Location: PHILLY on Jul 24, 2009 at 06:13 AM
    RED LINE,YOU ARE RIGHT.IN THE GOOD OLD BOY SOUTH WE SAY WHAT WE MEAN AND MEAN WHAT WE SAY.IF WE MAKE A RASES STATE MENT WE DON'T LIE AND SAY WE MIS SPOKE.BY THE WAY IF SHE MIS SPOKE FIVE TIMES SAYING THE SAME THING SOUNDS LIKE A LIE TO ME.THE BIBLE SAYS FROM THE HEART THE MOUTH SPEAKS.
  • by Been There on Jul 24, 2009 at 05:08 AM
    What a "No vote" will be is the right thing to do if he believes that she is not dedicated to the law of the land. It is about time that we all try to do the "right" thing no matter what our personal agenda may be.
  • by c. Location: meridian on Jul 23, 2009 at 05:02 PM
    Some people think the earth is flat, and no amount of logic or proof will change their minds. So vote against this, in fact vote against everything. It won't change anything at all.
  • by Been There on Jul 23, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    As a supreme court justice the most important qualification is a total dedication to the law of the land. She has on several occasions shown that she puts more importance on her opinion than on the law. As a justice she would have the power to literally make decisions that are based on her opinion and not on law with no higher court to review. Please note that Cochran did vote for her confirmation to the appeals court, a court that has by its nature a higher court to review decisions. The idea of the possibility of a person on the supreme court that has any known inclination to made decisions this way and not by law is scary.
  • by bottom line Location: everywhere on Jul 23, 2009 at 12:51 PM
    If a white man had made the remark she made, he would have already been dragged through the mud and tossed out on his ear. This mentality of do as I say and not as I do MUST stop.
  • by RedLine Citizen Location: Meridian on Jul 23, 2009 at 08:20 AM
    Another example of the true feelings from the good ole boy south. Here are two Senators who are well past their prime to lead or understand voting against someone who has a difference in opinion. Never the less she is qualified.
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