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  Sotomayor Sparks Debate Among Conservatives Over Originalism
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Last EditedPA Indy  Jul 29, 2009 11:22pm
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AuthorStuart Taylor, Jr.
News DateThursday, July 30, 2009 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"Many conservatives oppose Judge [Sonia] Sotomayor's nomination because she does not appear to support originalism.... But when it comes to the race cases before the Supreme Court, too many conservatives abandon both originalism and judicial restraint [by claiming] that the Constitution's 14th Amendment mandated a policy of strict colorblindness by state and local governments.... The historical evidence that it did is weak.... To seek to invalidate laws without a strong argument that the Constitution requires doing so is precisely what conservatives usually mean by 'judicial activism.'"
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