I just love it, when jurists get caught lying, and prove to have no more talent at it than the average dumb street hood. And that is just what the Washington Timesâ€”with help from, of all places, the New York Timesâ€” is suggesting Sonia Sotomayor is guilty of.
Viewers of the hearings will recall all those times when Republican senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Jeff Sessions (AL) asked Sotomayor about the controversial briefs filed by the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund in cases involving abortion, during the 12 years she sat on PRLDEFâ€™s board. Sotomayor claimed she â€?never reviewed those [abortion] briefs,â€? but the groupâ€™s minutes and reporting by the New York Times show her involved in litigation at such a detailed level for the group as to make her testimony utterly lacking in credibility.
Sotomayorâ€™s prevarications on this and other topics (e.g., her racist statements from the past) remind me of Australian jurist Marcus Einfeld, whom I dubbed the judge who couldnâ€™t stop lying, only Einfeld was much more (albeit unintentionally) entertaining. Sotomayor is a more banal, bureaucratic sort of liar.
So, will the Living Dead Party go for the jugular? Will they â€?Borkâ€? her? Just kidding.