Thune Comments on President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee
May 26th, 2009 - Washington, D.C. - Senator John Thune, Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today issued the following statement on President Obama's announcement of his nominee to the Supreme Court:
"Now that President Obama has announced Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, I expect a thorough and fair examination of her background, judicial record, and adherence to the Constitution. It will be important to determine if Judge Sotomayor will decide cases based on her own personal feelings and political views, or the bedrock rule of law. I look forward to taking the necessary time to review her qualifications and record as a federal judge to ensure she possesses unimpeachable integrity, high intellect, and a commitment to applying the law as it is written, rather than legislating from the bench."