Justice Sotomayor: Was She Lying Then?

Posted June 29th, 2010 by Iron Mike

It is one of the oldest and most proven of questions to ask a witness on the stand, when their testimony differs from previous statements and testimony:  “Ms. Sotomayor, were you lying then, or are you lying now?

So simple a transaction, – an elderly Black man, living in a neighborhood his city has tacitly surrendered to gang-bangers, wants a handgun to protect himself from the gang-bangers.  The Democrat-controlled City says “No – you can’t have a handgun!”  This feisty old guy has read his Constitution and his 2nd Amendment.  The issue becomes MCDONALD ET AL. v. CITY OF CHICAGO and goes to the Supreme Court.

Jump back in time to July 2009Sonia “Wise Latino Woman” Sotomayor is being grilled by Vermont’s smug Cheshire cat, Senator Patrick Leahy about her views on gun ownership, individual gun rights, and her views on exactly what 2nd Amendment means.

The Supreme Court had just [June 26th]  handed the individual citizen a victory in the DC vs Heller case.  Everybody in that hearing room was fully versed in the issues, – and the emotional tug of war between the anti-gun lobby and gun owners.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SOTOMAYOR EXCHANGE WITH SENATOR PAT LEAHY ON GUNS

LEAHY: I’ve owned firearms since my early teen years. I suspect a large majority of Vermonters do. I enjoy target shooting on a very regular basis at our home in Vermont. So I watched that decision rather carefully and found it interesting.

Is it safe to say that you accept the Supreme Court’s decision as establishing that the Second Amendment right is an individual right?  Is that correct?

SOTOMAYOR: Yes, sir.

LEAHY: Thank you. And in the Second Circuit decision, Maloney v. Cuomo, you, in fact, recognized the Supreme Court decided in Heller that the personal right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution against federal law restrictions. Is that correct?

SOTOMAYOR: It is.

LEAHY: And you accept and applied the Heller decision when you decided Maloney?

SOTOMAYOR: Completely, sir. I accepted and applied established Supreme Court precedent that the Supreme Court in its own opinion in Heller acknowledged, answered the — a different question.

SOTOMAYOR: Like you, I understand that how important the right to bear arms is to many, many Americans. In fact, one of my godchildren is a member of the NRA. And I have friends who hunt. I understand the individual right fully that the Supreme Court recognized in Heller.

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August 6th 2009:  Sotomayor is confirmed by the full Senate 6831, and joins the Court. 



Monday, 28 July 2010less than a year after those hearings and her confirmation, Sotomayor shows her true colors as she joins the three other dissenting justices – and adds her name to those who believe you do NOT have the fundamental right to own a gun for self-defense.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-1521.pdf

Sonia,  Baby,  ya’ lied – under OATH!

But no surprise here, – we’ve come to expect it from Liberals, and Socialists.  Bill didn’t have sex with that woman – Ms Lewinsky;  John Fluff-ball Edwards was not the daddy,  Barack promised to “Uphold and Defend”, – – oh, and of course, John Kerry is a war hero

How terribly sad that in the USA in 2010 –having had our Constitution and our Bill of Rights since December 15th 1791 – we still have four (4) liberal simpletons sitting on the High Court who want to quibble away your most fundamental God-given Right of Self-Defense, and take away your guns.

/s/  Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!

One Response to “Justice Sotomayor: Was She Lying Then?”

  1. Rabid Republican

    This is the most pathetic example of liberals saying anything to get the post, and then suddenly developing a “different point of view”. We must put MORE light on these hearings, not less. The power of these justices lasts well beyond the current occupant of the WH. rr

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