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W Ketchup Demands the Senate Vote Against Sotomayor

Eagle Bridge, NY — July 17, 2009 — On May 6 President Obama nominated Sonia Maria Sotomayor to replace retiring justice David Souter. Defending his nominee, Obama said: “But what I hope is that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this [confirmation] process in the past.” As a senator Obama voted against confirming Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.

Judge Sotomayor is best known for pride in her ethnicity, repeatedly stating: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.” In her Senate testimony Sotomayor called the claim “a rhetorical flourish.”

Judge Sotomayor’s most controversial decision allowed the city of New Haven, CT to discriminate against white firefighters by ignoring the results of race neutral testing. Her own mentor, Judge Cabranes, dissented from the opinion, writing: “What is not arguable, however, is the fact that this Court has failed to grapple with the questions of exceptional importance raised in this appeal.” In June the Supreme Court overturned Sotomayor’s opinion.

In an interview, Sotomayor stated: “I am a product of affirmative action. I am the perfect affirmative action baby.” She also claimed that using “traditional numbers [from test scores] it would have been highly questionable if I would have been accepted” to law school.

Dan Oliver, CEO of W Ketchup, reacted: “Sotomayor’s animosity towards whites and fairness is no surprise given her own admission that she used her race to launch her career by supplanting a more qualified applicant’s place at law school. America’s first minority president has nominated the first affirmative action judge to the Supreme Court — of course, ‘affirmative action’ is just code for discrimination against white people.”

In Federalist Paper No. 81 Alexander Hamilton argued that there was no danger judges would engage in “deliberate usurpations on the authority of the legislature” as long as legislatures “possessed of the means of punishing their presumption by degrading them from their stations.”

Robert Yates, writing under the pseudonym “Brutus,” responded in the Anti-Federalist Papers: “[The authors of the constitution] have made the judges independent, in the fullest sense of the word. There is no power above them, to control any of their decisions. There is no authority that can remove them, and they cannot be controlled by the laws of the legislature. In short, they are independent of the people, of the legislature, and of every power under heaven. Men placed in this situation will generally soon feel themselves independent of heaven itself.”

In a 2005 interview Judge Sotomayor stated: “The courts of appeals is where policy is made. I know this is on tape and I should never say that.”

W Ketchup Chairman Bill Zachary commented: “Until now liberal judges have at least pretended to interpret law instead of make it. Sotomayor states explicitly that judges have the right to rule other Americans and, therefore, embodies the worst fears of our founding fathers. We demand that the Senate defend the integrity of the American legal system and reject this dangerous nominee.”

W Ketchup urges all concerned Americans to ensure that their opinions be known to their senator.

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