Sunday, May 31, 2009

Will Sotomayor's Diabetes Affect Her Cognitive Functioning?

According to a Time magazine story, which is consistent with the anecdotal reporting of my clients who have had diabetes for a while, the disease significantly and increasingly affects one's memory and ability to think rigorously.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has had Type I diabetes for 47 years. The cognitive effects get more serious with age. In addition, she is overweight, which a study finds exacerbates cognitive decline in people with Type I diabetes.

In concert with all the serious concerns I've, in previous posts, raised about Judge Sotomayor's qualifications, can anyone reasonably claim that she is the most qualified person in America to be a Supreme Court justice, among the most intellectually challenging and critical-to-the-nation jobs of all? And a job with lifetime job security?

1 comment:

Max Marty said...

It never was nor will it ever be a question of merit. The supreme court is a political position like any other in a democratic system. To get someone of merit in the position is a bonus which happens on occasion.


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