Cato: 'Identity Politics Over Merit'

Chris Field
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Posted: May 26, 2009 9:54 AM
From the Cato Institute:
In picking Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama has confirmed that identity politics matter to him more than merit.

Judge Sotomayor is not one of the leading lights of the federal judiciary and would not even have been on the shortlist if she were not Hispanic.

She has a mixed reputation, with a questionable temperament and no particularly important opinions in over 10 years on the Second Circuit.
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