Now that the Senate has finished its hearings on the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the next steps in this process are critical to all Iowans. Senators Grassley and Harkin will soon execute one of their most important constitutional responsibilities – voting to confirm the lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
Judge Sotomayor is a highly qualified nominee who will keep faith with our nation’s constitutional values. Iowans should value someone who is moderate and measured in her rulings.
President Obama has chosen someone who is superbly qualified and endorsed by the American Bar Association. Judge Sotomayor has outstanding legal credentials and she understands that upholding the rule of law means going beyond legal theory to ensure consistent, fair, commonsense application of the law. We Iowans understand the need for someone who respects fair application of the law for all.