sonia sotomayer Obongo's ultralib scotus choice...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, May 26, 2009.


  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    No, I think we have to give her a pass on matters of temperament and general competence. Matters of basic judicial philosophy, on the other hand, are another question. Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court, believes that the job of judges is to make the law, not uphold it.
    Don’t believe me? Look at this clip from a 2005 symposium at Duke University. The Court of Appeals, said Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court, “is where policy is made.” She went on to note that she shouldn’t say that publicly — after all, cameras were rolling — but that, she said, was the truth of the matter. I hope that video clip is played early and played often. [UPDATE: I hope her 2002 comments at Berkeley about how it is appropriate for judges to draw upon their “experiences as women and people of color" in their judicial decision making are aired often as well. The more one looks into Sotomayor's record, the clearer it is that, as a friend of mine put it, identity politics is her judicial philosophy.]
    To my mind, what Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court, said there disqualifies her from her position on the Court of Appeals. It should render her beyond the pale for a position on the Supreme Court of the United States. Will it? Of course not. But it should prompt anyone who cares about the rule of law to oppose her nomination.



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  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I listened carefully to B.O,'s intro on this lady. You do know how to tell when Barry is lying don't you? HIS LIPS ARE MOVING !!! This lying piece of crap told us everything that we wanted to hear. He made her sound so perfect to those of us that believe in the Constitution, that something just had to be wrong. You know what I am saying.... IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE..... don't believe it for a second!!! Later I am listening to talk radio and watching Fox news and the 2005 video clip came up. The problem is.... it really doesn't matter much. The deck is so stacked against the Republican Party, that they can object, and try to bring the truth to light, but they can't stop the Dem's from confirming her.
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I really don't give two hoots and a hollar what zero says about her. Much more to the point are the statements she herself has made about activism, and knowing it is wrong. Nor do I care about her ethnicity, sex, and success coming out of the barrio in NYC, nor the firstness of any of it. What matters is her legal expertise in upholding the laws as written, not as liberally interpreted. That remains to be seen, all the rest is bullshit, balderdash and salesmanship, or spin if you prefer.
     
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Justice is supposed to be blind, about the LAW and not whether a latino woman could make"better" decisions than a old white guy";After all "better" is as subjective a term as it gets.
    "Better" for whom????
     
  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    [beat] The point as I see it is: She has 34 years expierence as a lawyer/judge. Over the years she has made her intentions quite clear. She does lean so far to the left on liberal interpretation that she might as well slither like a snake on her belly! Constitution be damned as far as she is concerned. She lies!!! Obama Lies!!! The bullshit is, that the public will lap it up. After all it's the truth.... it has to be ... they heard it on ABC/NBC/CBS.
     
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