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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sotomayor Dodges Questions About Gun Rights

CBS News' Political Hot Sheet has this piece this morning:

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor refused on Wednesday to elaborate on her views about firearms regulations and the Second Amendment, saying she would "make no prejudgments" about future firearms-related cases.
Senator Tom Coburn pressed her as to whether she believes Americans have a fundamental right to self defense. Sotomayor failed to respond instead going back to New York Criminal law which she "had experienced" and talked about what would be legal in New York under certain circumstances.

We should not be surprised that she is not answering questions that may come before the court but I do think her previous writings give us an idea of what she might do if confirmed to the court. And the fact that the Brady Campaign on Tuesday endorsed her speaks loudly about why gun owners should be concerned about Sotomayor's ascension to the High Court.

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