Tuesday, May 26, 2009

News Talk Online May 26, 2009: A Nomination To The Supreme Court And North Korea's Defiance

President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and North Korea's defiance of the international community were the topics on today's News Talk Online on Paltalk.com.

Thomas H. Dupree, Jr., partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s appellate and constitutional Law practice group in Washington, DC was my first guest, giving insight into Sotomayor's judicial temperament. Dupree has argued many cases in front of Judge Sotomayor and describes her as a smart judge who has a forceful and direct questioning style from the bench. "As a lawyer arguing a case before her, you would always want to make sure that you were fully prepared because she would be likely to zero in on any weaknesses in your argument and ask you the tough questions," he said.

My second guest was Matthew Rojansky, executive director of Partnership for a Secure America. Rojansky said it's difficult to overstate the threat North Korea poses by continuing with its nuclear weapons program. His fear is that it will cause other nations, including Iran and Japan, to abandon their adoption of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty causing nations and non-state players to embrace nuclear weapons in their arsenals.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I once asked some of my South Korean students if they were concerned about North Korea's nuclear capability. They said not, because if N.K. ever made a nuclear move, the U.S. would wipe N.K. off the map in one swell foop. I wonder if their calm was well based.