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AUL’s Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

The U.S. Senate voted 68-31 to approve the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the lifetime appointment on the highest US court.

Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of American United for Life issued this statement today in response to this confirmation:

Americans United for Life applauds the 31 senators opposing Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation. It’s a stunning vote of “no confidence” in a nominee whose background of abortion advocacy and record of judicial interventionism raise serious questions about her fitness for the high court. The number of senators opposing Sotomayor also sends the message that the next time there’s a vacancy on the Supreme Court, Americans will expect a nominee whose judicial philosophy upholds the Constitution – not his or her own political ideology.

AUL’s legal experts have also been supplying information on the troubling judicial philosophy of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Capitol Hill and the American public, in advance of this week’s vote by the full Senate on her confirmation. Their latest informational release, “What Judge Sotomayor Said — and Should Have Said” demonstrates how Sotomayor’s answers before the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed flaws in her understanding and judgment.

AUL’s expertise was recognized by Congress before the American public when President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest was invited to testify before the Judiciary Committee on the Sotomayor nomination. You can view and read her testimony at the Sotomayor hearings at AUL.org.

Media Contact:

Heather Smith

202-270-9962

heather.smith@aul.org