Tue, 26 May 2009 13:52:07 +0000 – By Lanny DavisAttorney/Former White House Special Counsel
Judge Sotomayor is an outstanding choice -- an excellent jurist, first rate academic and legal credentials, and reflective of life experiences that are important at the level of Supreme Court jurisprudence.
Let every Republican Senator -- and conservative talk show hosts on radio and TV -- who between 2000 - 2008 insisted that Supreme Cout Justice nominees should not require 60 votes for confirmation, but rather, 51, and who insisted on an up-or-down vote for all of President Bush's judicial nominees now stand up -- you know who you are, and if you don't, readers of this page will remind you -- and insist on Judge Sotomayor receiving an up-or-down vote and no filibuster by Republicans.
It's intellectual honesty time.
Lanny Davis is a regular weekly columnist for The Hill. In 1996-98, Davis served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton. He attended Yale Law School with Hillary Clinton in 1969-70 and has remained friends with her ever since. He is the author of the book, "Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping With Crises in Business, Politics, and Life," (Simon & Schuster March 2013). Follow him on Twitter at @LannyDavis.