Sorry, I referred to her intellect as second-rate a few minutes ago. My mistake. From the WSJ live blog of the Obamacare arguments before the Supreme Court:
Justice Sonia Sotomayor was first to interrupt the challengers' lawyer Paul Clement, who is arguing that the whole law should be invalidated, shortly after he began making his remarks. "Why shouldn't we let Congress" decide what to do, she asked him. "What's wrong with leaving it in the hands of people" who should be taking this decision, "not us?" she continued
Ah...let me try, Sonia dear: Because Congress, as (allegedly) the representatives of the people, may in fact create laws, but even these must fit within the boundaries of the Constitutional , and the Supreme Court - where you sit - is the final arbiter of that?
Does Sonia Sotomayor even understand what her role is here?
Probably not. Maybe if Congress passed a law interning any and all "wise Latinas"...
More on how far we've strayed:
The Supreme Court's liberal justices went head to head with conservative judges on the bench Wednesday morning in an effort to protect the health law, arguing strongly in favor of keeping most of the overhaul legislation even if the individual requirement to purchase insurance or pay a fee is ruled unconstitutional.
40% of the SC's bench are advocates for the hard left. Imagine if Obama wins another term...