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Sen. Jeff Sessions: Maybe Justice Sotomayor Isn't Religious Enough

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By    |   Friday, 22 Jul 2016 02:21 PM

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's religious convictions have damaged her ability to decide cases.

The National Law Journal reported that Sessions made the comments during a panel discussion at the Republican National Convention about the state of the federal judiciary.

Sessions said that Sotomayor's comments about objectivity "still makes the hair stand on my neck.

"She said there is no objectivity, just a series of perspectives," he said and speculates that Sotomayor might not be religious enough.

"If you have secularization in the world and don't believe in a higher being, maybe you don't believe there is any truth," Sessions said.

He was referring to a 2009 New York Times article, in which Sotomayor said, "There is no objective stance but only a series of perspectives."

Sessions, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also slammed Sotomayor and Justice Elena Kagan, along with President Barack Obama, saying he believed their actions were threats to the Constitution.

Sotomayor and Kagan are "untethered in their judicial philosophy from the words and meaning of the Constitution," Sessions said.

He blasted Obama's statement in which the president said he looked for judges with empathy. "Whatever empathy is, it's not law."

The Alabama senator has criticized Supreme Court justices before. In June, Right Wing Watch reported that he said the "secular mindset" of the courts puts the nation's democracy at risk.

"The real value and battle that we're engaged in here is one to reaffirm that there is objective truth, it's not all relative," Sessions said.

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