The rhetoric of "activism" notwithstanding, the proper interpretation and application of our law cannot be reduced to a purely mechanical process. If it could, we would be replacing Justice Souter with a computer.That said, Justice Souther is not being replaced with a computer but with something far worse - with an advocate of "subjective emotional decision-making" and the notion that "there is no objective stance but only a series of perspectives." In other words, says Tom Bowden,
Judge Sonia Sotomayor, recently nominated for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by the retiring Justice David Souter, is unqualified to become a member of the [Supreme] Court . . .. . . not because she's a Latina, and not because she's a woman, but . . .
. . . because her judicial philosophy explicitly rejects objectivity and impartiality.