Tuesday, May 26, 2009

If I Only Were A Cartoonist.

President Barack Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor to fill the soon to be seat of David Souter on the United States Supreme Court. President Obama has spoken of empathy as an important criteria for the job, and Sotomayor has spoken publicly of "...the Court of Appeals as where policy is made. I know I shouldn't say that"; and at the University of California Berkely School of Law as a judge, "...a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life".
According to Title 28, Chapter I, Part 453 of the United States Code, each Supreme Court Justice takes the following oath:
"I, [NAME], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as [TITLE] under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.''
The cartoon I envision has the statue of Lady Justice pushing up the blindfold to peek out from underneath to see who it was she was going to find for.

1 comment:

clzuhde said...

I can only do stick people. Does that help???? ;-)