The job of the Supreme Court… in the words of the Supreme Court… is to hear and decide specific cases, and to interpret the Constitution. And while the Court views the Constitution as a living document, it can under no circumstances act in any advisory capacity, legislate, or create policy.

And yet, there is currently a Supreme Court Justice nominee (Sonya Sotomayor) who has been quoted, “All of the legal defense funds out there, they’re looking for people with Court of Appeals experience. Because it is — Court of Appeals is where policy is made. And I know, and I know, that this is on tape, and I should never say that…” quoted from http://blog.heritage.org/2009/05/26/supreme-court-nominee-sonia-sotomayor-in-her-own-words/

If you accept the need to have separation of powers.. the need to have three co-equal branches of government as the Supreme Court believes.., “The Constitution of the United States is a to provide for a national government sufficiently strong and flexible to meet the needs of the republic, yet sufficiently limited and just to protect the guaranteed rights of citizens; it permits a balance between society’s need for order and the individual’s right to freedom. To assure these ends, the Framers of the Constitution created three independent and coequal branches of government.” quoted from http://www.supremecourtus.gov/

If you believe the above to be true, then you should by all means contact your representatives and let them know that you do not support Sotomayor as being an acceptable choice for nomination to any court – much less the supreme court.

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