During Senator Orrin Hatch’s questioning of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, the nominee discussed the “right of privacy:”
She said the “right to privacy” is actually a misnomer.
“I’ve not viewed what the court has been doing as creating a right that doesn’t exist in the words of the Constitution. What I understand the court to be saying is there’s this situation, someone’s privacy is being affected by this government regulation,” Sotomayor said.
“Does the right in the Constitution, the liberty clause in the due process provision, protect the individual from that invasion of their privacy? People in shorthand have called it the right to privacy.”
But Sotomayor would not say, despite two days of trying by many senators, what she personally believes about abortion or previous rulings on it and the right to privacy.
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