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October 1, 2014

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Court should be interpreting the law

The confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice will be accomplished amid partisan politics, as have many other confirmations.

Our symbol of justice is blindfolded to indicate that justice should be bound by the law and not influenced by prejudices or personal beliefs. That is the goal, but as human beings we will of course never reach that goal.

Many in the Democratic Party believe the Supreme Court should make law, as long as the law it makes is along ideological lines they agree with. Many in the Republican Party claim that the Supreme Court should not make law, but are OK when it does, as long as the law it makes is along ideological lines they agree with.

I believe the Supreme Court should not make law, whether I agree with it or not. The Supreme Court should interpret the current law. I do realize that justices will be influenced by personal prejudices and beliefs, but I hope they will try to keep that to a minimum. Where is the political party that really supports my belief?

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