Charmaine Yoest, CEO of AUL, To Give Testimony at the Senate Hearings for Sotomayor

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Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., president and Chief Executive Officer of Americans United for Life will be a witness providing testimony at the Senate confirmation hearings for Sotomayor.

The Senate Judicary committee will meet this week — Charmaine will be sworn in on Thursday. She is schedule to testify after the American Bar Association and is set up as a rebuttal witness for the pro-administration Mayor Bloomberg.

Do you have a question you’d like to ask Sotomayor? Then go to www.AskSotomayor.com,

In listing his requirements for a Supreme Court pick, President Obama highlighted “empathy.” Americans deserve a judge who decides cases on the basis of constitutional principles, not personal feelings. And we deserve to know whether Judge Sotomayor will uphold those principles laid down by the Founding Fathers, or whether she will live up to her claim that the courts are “where policy is made.”

From The New York Times, Witness List for Sotomayor Has a Couple of Surprises,

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday issued a list of the witnesses lined up to testify at the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, which begin Monday…

And the Republicans have lined up Frank Ricci himself, the firefighter from New Haven, Conn., who just won a discrimination case in the Supreme Court, when it overturned a ruling by a panel of judges that included Judge Sotomayor.

For the Democratic majority in the Senate in support of Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation, the other witnesses are:

[snip] Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York; [snip]

For the Republicans, the scheduled witnesses are:

Linda Chavez, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity; Sandra S. Froman, a former president of the National Rifle Association; Stephen P. Halbrook, a lawyer and gun rights advocate; Tim Jeffries, the founder of P7 Enterprises, a management consulting firm; Peter N. Kirsanow, a commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights; David Kopel, a lawyer with the Independence Institute; John O. McGinnis, a law professor at Northwestern; Neomi Rao, a law professor at George Mason University; David Rivkin, an associate White House counsel in the Bush-Quayle administration and a partner at the law firm Baker Hostetler; Nick Rosenkranz, a law professor at Georgetown; Ilya Somin, a law professor at George Mason; Lt. Ben Vargas of the New Haven Fire Department; and Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion group.

The NYT omitted Charmaine’s suffix: Ph.D.. As usual.

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Also on the Republican list is Charmaine Yoest, head of the anti-abortion rights group Americans United for Life, which says Sotomayor has a "pro-abortion
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Charmaine Yoest of the pro-life group Americans United for Life will also be testifying at the request of the Republicans.

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Also on the Republican list is Charmaine Yoest, head of the anti-abortion rights group Americans United for Life, which says Sotomayor has a pro-abortion agenda."Liberals expected to testify on Sotomayor’s behalf include Wade

Americans United for Life President to Testify at Sotomayor Senate

The oldest national public policy organization dedicated to protecting and defending life, Americans United for Life has garnered major media attention for ,

Americans United for Life President to Testify at Sotomayor Senate Judiciary Hearing

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Americans United for Life (AUL) announced today that its President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest has been called to testify at the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, which begin on Monday, July 13.

AUL President Charmaine Yoest said “We are honored to have the opportunity to testify before the Judiciary Committee about the nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the highest court in the land. I am looking forward to sharing AUL’s extensive legal research about Judge Sotomayor’s record. In particular, her radical associations and judicial philosophy raises serious concerns in the prolife community.”

Dr. Yoest plans to focus her testimony on making the connection for the senators and the American public between the positions taken by the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) during her tenure on the Board and her judicial interventionist approach to the bench.

Americans United for Life: Ninth Circuit Ruling on Pharmacists

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AUL President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said of the decision, "When a state steps in and forces healthcare professionals to provide services contrary to

List, bios of Sotomayor hearing witnesses : Writes Like She Talks

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Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life. By Jill Miller Zimon at 10:28 am July 10th, 2009 in Civil Rights, Courts, Debates, Government, Law, Politics, Whitehouse09, Women, leadership, senate

Firefighter to be a GOP witness against Sotomayor

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Charmaine Yoest, head of Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion-rights group that says Sotomayor has a pro-abortion agenda.

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Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life remarked, “It’s important for the American people to understand that the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court will dramatically shift the dynamics…”

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Charmaine Yoest is President and CEO of Americans United for Life, which proudly calls itself “the first national pro-life organization in the nation.” Despite Sotomayor's balanced record on abortion, Yoest has said her nomination

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