Republican Ahabs & Sotomayor

Ken Thomas explains what's wrong with the GOP's approach to the Judiciary.
In brief, Republicans have not captured the moral high ground in its battles, and now it is being routed by a hobbled woman who embodies much of the American Dream but who stands for much of the worst of the academic mind.
He asks Sotomayor some bang-up questions, including this one, which I wish we could ask every nominee:
In his speech opposing the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, Abraham Lincoln suggested means of opposing it, while not resisting it. Was Lincoln wrong in opposing a Supreme Court decision?
Or how about this one:
Was the Emancipation Proclamation a constitutional use of Abraham Lincoln’s war powers? How so? Does his oath of office grant him powers?