Saturday, July 18, 2009

Is Sotomayor Soft on Property Rights?

We now know where Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor stands on the wisdom of Latinas. But where does she stand, and what does her record say about her position on property rights? On that subject, too little has been said and written in my opinion.

One person who's studied the issue closely, and come to some ominous conclusions, is Ilya Somin, an assistant professor of law at George Mason University. Here's a link to his July 16 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, for those who want a lengthy and detailed analysis of the nominee's record on the issue.

Somin judges Somotayor a "capable jurist with an inspiring life story," but finds her positions on property rights "troubling" and "disturbing."

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