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MANASSAS, Va., July 13 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, concerning President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor's opening statement at the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings:
"Judge Sotomayor's opening statement reflects she is already being defensive about the judicial philosophy she shares with President Obama, as expressed in my earlier news release ("All Issues at Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Boil Down To One').
"She said, 'Senators have asked me about my judicial philosophy. It is simple: fidelity to the law.'
"Was anyone expecting her to tell senators that her judicial philosophy was 'infidelity' to the law?
"Fidelity to the law is not a judicial philosophy, of course, since some of the great atrocities known to man have been done based on someone's interpretation of 'fidelity to the law.' On the other hand, we expect at a minimum that someone nominated to the Supreme Court would express fidelity to the Constitution. That, Judge Sotomayor did not do."
NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times).