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Please copy this message and send to by email, fax, or telephone to the Senate Judiciary Committee.   We must block Sotomayor AT ALL COSTS! I am writing in all capitals here so you can see how very serious this matter is.  If we can block her, we have a shot at a decent Justice–perhaps Judge Mathis.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Committee Chair
Patrick J. Leahy (DEM-VT)

Ranking Member
Jeff Sessions (REP-AL)

Democrats (12)
Sen. Herbert Kohl (DEM-WI)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
Sen. Russ Feingold (DEM-WI)
Sen. Charles Schumer (DEM-NY)
Sen. Richard Durbin (DEM-IL)
Sen. Benjamin Cardin (DEM-MD)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (DEM-RI)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DEM-MN)
Sen. Ted Kaufman (DEM-DE)
Sen. Arlen Specter (DEM-PA)
Sen. Al Franken (DEM-MN)

Republicans (7)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Sen. Charles Grassley (REP-IA)
Sen. Jon Kyl (REP-AZ)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (REP-SC)
Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
Sen. Tom Coburn (REP-OK)

Letter to use

Monday, July 13, 2009


Dear Sir or Madame (As the Case May Be):

I urge you to vote against the confirmation of Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice.

It did not take President Barrack Obama long to nominate a Supreme Court justice and just as I predicted he has chosen somebody with a questionable legal background and a name that I cannot pronounce.  What is wrong with Justices like Roberts and Thomas with simple to pronounce names and solid conservative principles?

In Yakin V. Tire Hill, Sotomayor’s 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals stated, “To the extent that a forum selection clause binds diverse parties by its express terms to a specific jurisdiction that is not federal, it waives a statutory right to remove…However, where, as here, the clause merely contains obligatory venue language, it conveys nothing about the parties’ intent as to jurisdiction.”  Is this the kind of sloppy work we can expect from her on the Supreme Court?  Forum selection clauses are a keystone of contract law in this country.

But the most disturbing and most important reason to vote against Judge Sotomayor is her association with La Raza, an evil group who themselves state that “Private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization focused on reducing poverty and discrimination, and improving opportunities, for Hispanic Americans.”  They are only interested in improving the lives of Hispanic Americans.  How do we know that as a Supreme Court Justice she won’t only be interested in improving the lives of Hispanic Americans.   Our best Supreme Court Judges like Scalia and Roberts don’t worry about improving anybody’s lives and she shouldn’t either.

Having two women on the Supreme Court is too much representation.   There are many jobs in this country where women make up a small minority.  How are these people supposed to feel they get a fair shake from a court with two women.   If the Supreme Court is called on to look at Major League Baseball’s anti-trust exemption, how can a court with 2 women rule fairly on a sport with no female players?

I urge you, sir or madame, to vote against the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor!  I have used an exclamation mark as a sign of how very angry I am right now.   Judge Sotomayor does not have judicial temprament.  No less an authority than Karl Rove has called her a bully on more than one occassion.  Rush Limbaugh has called her a racialist.

I urge you, sir or madame, as you consider this nomination, not to only consider Sotomayor’s history as a Judge, but to consider your constituents, too—ALL of your constituents—not just a select few, but even people like me who live outside your state.


Remember—you were elected by the people! You were elected to serve the people! Even though I may have worked for or sent money to your opponent, you were elected to serve me!

Stand strong for people like me and against this nomination of Judge Sotomayor!


Nate Peele


Written by thatsrightnate

July 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

4 Responses

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  1. This is a great idea Nate. I will definitely send one of those fax things to the senators. You didn’t mention it, but another reason not to vote for Maria Sotomayor is that she’s kind of porky. I think it’s because South Americans eat a lot of beans and fried foods. There’s never been a Miss America from South America, so how could one be on the Supreme Court. We pageant girls no that nobody takes a fat woman seriously.


    July 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm

  2. Cecily is so right; I can see that she knows where to draw the line. I certainly know my place as a big-legged woman and have not sought public office or even attempted to go to law school.

    Nate, I did not see ‘telex’ as a choice for sending this letter. Nor was there a ‘carrier pigeon’ option. Isn’t that rather elitist?


    July 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm

  3. Congratulations as you join the supreme court…
    Good to see an Hispanic up there!
    But please do not use the term “LATINOS” to classify people, it is a MISNOMER political term. There is no such thing as a LATIN NATION STATE!!! Best wishes,
    Roy A.Elroyo Archuleta


    July 29, 2009 at 12:30 am

  4. “There is no such thing as a LATIN NATION STATE!!!”

    Oh yeah? What about Rome?


    July 29, 2009 at 5:20 am

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