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Senators Must Stand Up Against Obama Judges

From RedState:

President Obama is preparing to nominate his second Justice to fill one of only nine seats on the United States Supreme Court, following the recent retirement of Justice Stevens.

Fortunately, Presidents are not kings.Our Constitution puts a check on their power to fill the Court with any judge they want.The United States Senate holds that power to check.

Unfortunately, that constitutional check – the “advice and consent” of the U.S. Senate under Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution – means little when Senators fail in their duty to examine nominees independently and rigorously.Protecting our Constitution and our freedoms requires Senators to think for themselves, and to say “no” to a President intent on picking jurists who impose their own views from the bench.Senators swear a constitutional oath to protect the Constitution, and that means standing up for the proper role of a judge in our system of limited self-government.

One thing we know: like the first Obama Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, this next nominee will be chosen to implement the Obama judicial philosophy, which is as dangerous to our Constitution and our system of limited self-government as Obamacare is.Indeed, this next Justice’s vote for Obama’s policies may be needed for them to steamroll over the Constitution.

Read the rest at RedState.

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