GOP heaps praise on “mainstream” Sotomayor, will not filibuster

CNN reports today that not only will Republicans not attempt to block the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, but top Senate Republicans even went to far as to praise her record — one of opposition to individual, property and gun rights — as "mainstream."

"To be honest with you, your record as a judge has not been radical by any means…You have, as a judge, been generally in the mainstream," said Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions.  Sessions also ruled out any attempt to filibuster the confirmation.

Libertarians disagree with Sessions’ characterization of Sotomayor’s record as "mainstream."  Citing Sotomayor’s consistent ruling in opposition to gun rights, individual ownership of private property and color-blind hiring policies, America’s third largest party continues to urge senators to vote against her confirmation and will hold accountable at the ballot box senators who vote to confirm.

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