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Vision America President Says Sotomayor Nomination Should be a 'Teaching Moment' for Americans

Contact: Catherine Rouse, Vision America, 936-560-3900, Catherine@visionamerica.us

WASHINGTON, May 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- Vision America President Dr. Rick Scarborough said President Obama's nomination of 2nd. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court "should be a teaching moment for the American people on the dangers of a runaway judiciary."

Scarborough: "Judge Sotomayor is exactly what Obama promised us in a Supreme Court nominee -- someone whose rulings will be based not on the Constitution but on misguided liberal 'empathy' (Obama's very word). From her record and stated views, we can expect Sotomayor not to 'interpret the Constitution,' but to inject her personal agenda into the Constitution."

At a 2005 forum at the Duke University Law School, Sotomayor said the courts -- not Congress -- should make "policy" -- meaning judges should become legislators, every time they sit.

Scarborough warned: "At age 54, Sotomayor could be a member of the United States Supreme Court for the next 20 years -- or longer. As a dedicated liberal, we know her views on abortion, gay marriage and reverse-discrimination -- whether or not she's ruled directly on these issues."

"That much power simply can't be bestowed by a compliant Senate," Scarborough observed. "This nomination must be stopped dead in its tracks. Sonia Sotomayor isn't a 'centrist,' she's a disaster at every level."

For more information on Vision America, go to www.visionamerica.us. To schedule an interview with Dr. Rick Scarborough, contact Catherine Rouse at 936-560-3900 or Catherine@visionamerica.us.