Skip to comments.Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor: ‘Sometimes You Have To Do the Unexpected’
Posted on 04/04/2014 1:22:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
You know, its almost a life motto (Well-behaved women rarely make history). If you read the book (My Beloved World), you know Im very law abiding. But I make it very clear that, like all people, there are exceptions. I like driving fast. Im a pure New Yorker and I jaywalk. None of us is perfect. Sometimes you have to do the unexpected. [ ]
In the United States, certain segments of society played with quotas for a number of years. What ended up happening is that the larger population got angry. And the Supreme Court ultimately said that quotas were not acceptable under the US Constitution. I think that some of it is driven by the American concept that success should always be based on merit. The problem with that concept, I think, as most people know, is that success is not always about merit. [ ]
When the Supreme Court takes a case, its because there is a disagreement among the courts below. It means that the issues are not clear under existing law. All of that lack of clarity is usually around issues that are important to the societylike Obamacare, same-sex marriageand every decision we make is final. Every time we decide, even when Im in the majority and I think were right, you know that theres a loser. There is another side who is going to feel something negative about what has happened. And that makes this job harder. Once we decide, there is no more hope.
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So she’s an activist, on the SC, ,,,,,, isn’t that wonderful.
At least we have Roberts. /puke
How else can you keep the peasants cowering in their hovels?
Oh, boy. So, what should success be based on? Skin color? Somebody's idea of who or what should be successful?
The unwise Latina is a racist joke.
No, sometimes you have to do your job and uphold the oath you took regardless of your personal beliefs you stupid, left wing liberal b****.
The lefts scorecard for success is nothing but a misery index.
“Every time we decide, even when Im in the majority and I think were right, you know that theres a loser.”
There is so much banal ignorance conveyed in that single sentence, it’s astounding. A junior high-school debating team captain is now sitting on the USSC. Put there because of her nationality and despite her inadequacy and unsuitability for the job. What a disgrace.
I believe it was Scalia who once said something like “Sometimes the little guy isn’t supposed to win”
you mean like when Justice John Roberts inserted his own language into the ACA and replaced Fine with Tax? Is that what you mean Justice Sotomayor? You activist POS.
Her mind is so twisted by the liberal disease that she takes affirmative action as axiomatic, thus success is meritorious if it is gifted for no merit just affirmative action, as in affirmation of liberalism’s disease state. Affirmative action is ‘affirmation of liberal rot’ to/in the minds of once normal babies, put into action to ‘transform the society’. Or, as little barry bastard Soetoro put it ‘Transforming Americ ah’.
“Oh, boy. So, what should success be based on?”
Supporting the “correct” agenda.
It would be hilarious to see the liberals heads explode if such a thing came to pass
“...driven by the American concept that success should always be based on merit. The problem with that concept, I think, as most people know, is that success is not always about merit.”
We can tell that is true as that is how she got her job on the SC. It’s about who’s arse she kissed!!! That’s not merit!!
What a self-involved dolt.
Not a word about the Constitution being sacred in any way, notice. The Constitution is mentioned only once, too, with respect to the SCOTUS decision on quotas (not “unconstitutional”, but “not acceptable under the US Constitution”, which is weasel language).
The amount of “me, me, me” in the interview is (almost, i.e. if you weren’t already expecting it) astounding.
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