Please ask her, and consider for yourself, the following questions.
What role does the US Constitution play in law today?
Given that you would like to see US courts “learn from international courts …about the process of judging and the factors outside of the law that influence our decisions.” Again, I ask what you believe the role of the US Constitution to be. How would you justify a court decision based on law other than US law?
If you would like to see the federal bench more “diverse” re ethnicity, race, gender, or sexual orientation, and if as you say you “hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” what standard of law will you judge by? Where is the bar? How will litigants know under which framework they will be adjudicated? The US Constitution or mish-mash of individual human experience? I do not doubt personal experience helps to form the judge, but the law is not silly putty.
Why do you feel that the experiences of a Latina woman are more conducive to the development of wisdom and good judgment than those of a white male or anyone else? Moreover, should the legal decisions of Latina women take precedence over those of white males or anyone else?
What is your understanding of Separation of Powers? Do you have a different interpretation of whether the President, Congress and Supreme Court should be other than the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches?
Is the Second Amendment only selectively applicable? Do you feel the same about the First Amendment non-abridgement of free speech?
What are your criteria for ending all manner of racial preferences?
And finally, what is your relationship to the organization “La Raza,” The Race? Which of its goals and objectives do you support? Would any of these goals or objectives, if achieved, violate the US Constitution?
As my Senator, please REJECT Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice.
Additional commentary by John Perazzo: