VIDEO: RNC goes after Sotomayor

The RNC has released a new web ad attacking Sonia Sotomayor as a judicial activist.

The ad repeatedly shows a clip of Sotomayor stating "the court of appeals is where policy is made"--a statement she tried to clarify this morning.

"She apparently thinks the judicial branch should look a lot more like the legislative branch," the narrator says, juxtaposing images of the Supreme Court with the U.S. Capitol.

Finally, the ad cites two circuit court decisions--ruling the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, and overturning California's "three strikes" policy--as examples of judicial activism run amok. Both of those decisions, however, emanated from the ninth circuit court, not the second circuit court, where Sotomayor has served.

Watch the ad below:

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