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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 02:08 PM
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161. She is considered a political centrist by the American Bar Association Journal & the New York Time
Edited on Tue May-26-09 02:09 PM by Lasher
A political centrist, the Bronx-born Sotomayor has been regarded as a potential high court nominee by several presidents, both Republican and Democrat. ABA Jounrnal, 04/30/09

In 1992, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan recommended the politically centrist lawyer (Sotomayor) to President George H. W. Bush, making good on a longstanding promise to appoint a Hispanic judge in New York. The New York Times, 05/26/09

I don't see how it would contribute anything meaningful to the discussion if I were to offer an analysis of her opinions, as the American Bar Association and the New York Times are more qualified to make this judgment. And most likely more qualified than you as well.

And for those who have chosen to pile on downthread to cite current opposition of Republican groups as evidence she is not a centrist: This reaction was anticipated if the nominee had been anywhere to the left of Dick Cheney.

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