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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    At least she’s Catholic, right?Report

  2. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Oh Catholics are all just hippies anymore. Ever since that damnable Vatican II.Report

  3. Avatar Alish says:

    President Obama will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor
    If confirmed by the Democratic-controlled Senate, Judge Sotomayor, 54, would replace Justice David H. Souter to become the second woman on the court and only the third female justice in the history of the Supreme Court. She also would be the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court.
    See details of her biography:Judge Sonia Sotomayor-news-onlineReport

  4. Avatar Will says:

    Oh come on – this is a straw man. There are substantive critiques of Sotomayor out there.Report

  5. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Everything’s a straw man in the end, if you apply it to everyone. Of course there is a substantive critique of Sotomayor out there – there would be of every possible candidate as we live in an utterly imperfect world. I think there is probably a substantive critique available for everyone on the Supreme Court today.

    My deal is this – I’m just tired of the nonsense surrounding SCOTUS nominees. I’m tired of the constant, vitriolic battles, from Right and Left, since we all know that at some point – as long as qualifications are intact, which they typically are – ideology will reign supreme. That’s the game.Report

  6. Avatar Will says:

    Which, I think, is a reason to oppose ideologically-charged Supreme Court candidates like Sotomayor . . .Report

  7. Avatar Jaybird says:

    If she breaks with Ginsberg more often than Souter did (didn’t they vote together more often than Thomas and Scalia???) then we might have something. If she actually read the Constitution once, including the Amendments, we might even have a decent justice this time.

    What makes her “ideologically charged”, necessarily?

    I mean, my preferred picks are *ALL* ideologically charged. They’re folks who read the Constitution and paid special attention to the Amendments.

    What makes her worse than Souter?Report

  8. Avatar Jon H says:

    “At least she’s Catholic, right?”

    The charge will likely be that she’s not a good Catholic, as was used by some against Kerry.Report