From National Journal Online:
The first question Sonia Sotomayor deflected outright wasn't by a Republican senator, but by Herb Kohl, D-Wisc., the second most senior Democratic Judiciary member.
Kohl's questions about property rights -- specifically the Supreme Court's ruling in the eminent domain case, Kelo v. City of New London -- were also dismissed by Sotomayor. Kohl asked her about how she would have ruled in that case, and she simply replied: "I don't prejudge cases." In what was a friendly exchange of questions and non-answers, Kohl said: "That's good. Let's leave it at that."
The Senate's failure to thoroughly question Sotomayor about the Didden case, one of the most abusive rulings in U.S. history, is troubling.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Sonia gets off easy on eminent domain question
Posted by Willets Point United at 12:46 AM
Labels: eminent domain, sonia sotomayor, supreme court