Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Making Policy

BO's nominee for Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who has said that appeals courts "make policy", was one of three Federal Appeals Court Judges to take the position that the Second Amendment does not limit state or city governments from banning guns.

Last year the Supreme Court handed down the landmark ruling in DC vs Heller, holding that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applies to individual citizens in their private lives. Any other interpretation would seem absurd. In fact, California's liberal Ninth Circuit Court ruled that the Second Amendment applies to states, in an opinion supported by far-left judges appointed by Carter and Clinton. This is so obvious that even most liberals get it.

But not Sotomayor.

Last January she issued an opinion in Maloney v. Cuomo saying that the Second Amendment does not apply to states. Now Sotomayor believes that the "right" to an abortion, made up out of thin air, prevents the states from banning abortion. But the second item in the Bill of Rights, explicitly stating that "the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" does not apply to the states.

This is a judge who uses the power of the courts to make policy. She said so herself. Instead of applying the law as written, she makes it up to fit her leftist ideology.

Watch out BO. As Barbara Boxer said, the NRA gets the votes.

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