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 NRA's lack of leadership on Sotomayor 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:08 am 
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Not from NRA Headquarters: Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, has a narrow view of the Second Amendment that contradicts the Court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. A heated debate has started in the U.S. Senate over her opposition to the right to keep and bear arms. This issue, which has decided the fate of presidential elections, could also decide her nomination. Gun owners, and especially the members of the National Rifle Association, must aggressively oppose Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court… (Sandy Froman is the immediate past president of the National Rifle Association of America, only the second woman and the first Jewish American to hold that office in the 136-year history of the NRA. The views expressed are her own and not that of any organization.)

http://townhall.com/columnists/SandyFro ... ?page=full

NRA's head in the sand approach: With confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor scheduled for next month, it is worth noting the gun lobby's disingenuous - and surprisingly muted - reaction to her nomination so far. On the eve of those hearings, the National Rifle Association still has not decided whether to score Senate votes on her confirmation. Up to now, the NRA has instead taken a more timid official line against Judge Sotomayor, while apparently outsourcing a much harsher line of attack to members of its Board of Directors who speak on behalf of other organizations which have comparatively little to do with guns… (Paul Helmke is president of the Brady Bunch and the NRA warns legislators whether or not a particular vote will count toward their “grade” from that organization.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-helm ... 20304.html

Tangentially Related: With every recent Supreme Court nomination, senators and commentators have debated whether it is appropriate for senators to filibuster nominees. With a dreary predictability, Democratic senators argue in favor of the appropriateness of filibusters only when Republicans nominate justices and Republican senators argue in their favor only when Democratic presidents nominate justices. In Washington, constitutional provisions and desirable procedures often mysteriously change their meaning with every election, as each party molds rules to its partisan interest… By filibustering when these conditions are met, Republicans will not only be promoting their own individual positions on the proper role of judges. They will help moderate judicial review and preserve its legitimacy for future generations.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YW ... IxODgxODE=

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