>Would a male judge be attacked like this?
From the tenor of the remarks here, yes. Male, female, white, black, brown, yellow or green, as long as it is an Obama appointee.
I believe she is an appropriate, qualified choice, based on her education, record, and background. The fact that she is female and 1st generation Hispanic are pluses in terms of adding a variety of life experiences to the current mix and the opportunity to provide yet another admirable role model for women and ethnic minorities.
The "law is the law?" Well, then. Women and non-landowners can't vote. Slavery is OK. Going back further, taxation without representation is just the way it is. The law giveth, and the law taketh away.
Who among you will say that your "upbringing" had no effect on your point of view of the world around you, including your discernment?
Change is a process. If any one of us were prescient, the rest of us might as well sit back and watch.