Skip to comments.Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to ‘wish away’ racial inequality
Posted on 04/22/2014 5:49:15 PM PDT by Mandingo Conservative
Justice Sonia Sotomayors fierce defense of the affirmative action efforts like the ones that helped move her from a Bronx housing project to the upper echelons of American law found renewed voice Tuesday in an impassioned dissent that accused colleagues of trying to wish away racial inequality and drew a tart response from Chief Justice John G. Roberts
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What should we expect from someone like Sotomayor. She is basically saying “please give people like me special, unconstitutional favors because I’m incompetent.” She should be dismissed from the court. But so should all the other libs on the court.
“Justice Sonia Sotomayors fierce defense of the affirmative action efforts like the ones that helped move her from a Bronx housing project to the upper echelons of American law...”
So... she didn’t get where she is on the basis of talent?
The unqualified ditz sitting on the SCOTUS only because Barry and the ‘RATS thought that she had a cute “compelling life story”. Everyone knows a “compelling life story” trumps being a brain dead moron every time. She’s an gringo-hating moron.
The “wise latino woman” is a racist. She shouldn’t be a judge at all, never mind a SC justice.
I am so tired of that crap. It’s now over. Go to work— get off the tit or starve!!
Her position that she felt she benefitted from it is an argument for recusing herself.
If”Affirmative Action”Is The Product Of”Good Intentions”,Name ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She’s not wrong...just a partisan hack, which is why she’s there in the first place.
Her faux outrage at the decision speaks more about her inability to think and reason. Which are essentially nil.
She Got There Because Of”Quotas”!Just Like Obongo and MOOCHELLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t have to “wish away” “racial inequality”.
yeah it took her 59 pages to say it, sounds like a mess
sotomayor wrote 50+ pages to say she disagrees? Wow ... Has to place one at the point of blindness reading her repeating over and over ‘I disagree’
Where do these people think America came from? Do they think it just rose up out of nothing to become the greatest nation in the world? Did they ever stop to consider that it was the white man's adoption of Judeo/Christianity that made us great?
America is not a white nation or a black or brown nation...we are Christian nation.
And when we lose that (to achieve which Obama is so diligently striving)...we will sink back into the mire of history.
Of course, that won't happen.
As Jesus said, "be of good cheer."
Christianity is so incredibly powerful that it has overcome Maoist China...it can certainly repel a pretty widdle queen like Obama.
So much for equal protection under the law.
“The unqualified ditz sitting on the SCOTUS only because Barry and the RATS thought that she had a cute compelling life story. “
The following Republican Senators voted to confirm Ms. Sotomayor:
Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Judd Gregg, George Voinovich, Mel Martinez, Richard Lugar, Christopher Bond, Lindsey Graham, Lamar Alexander.
To his credit, John McCain voted against confirmation. McCain statement regarding his vote — However, an excellent resume and an inspiring life story are not enough to qualify one for a lifetime of service on the Supreme Court. ... Her writings demonstrated that she does not subscribe to the philosophy that federal judges should respect the limited nature of the judicial power under our Constitution. ... And, as I stated earlier, regardless of ones success in academics and in government service, an individual who does not appreciate the common sense limitations on judicial power in our democratic system of government ultimately lacks a key qualification for a lifetime appointment to the bench.
OK, so what is the possible legal basis for giving someone like Sotomayor special rights????
To a certain extent I can understand blacks (slavery) or Native Americans (violation of treties, seizure of lands). But for he other folks who made the decision to come to America, they should all be treated the same way.
She is white. I’m sure she wishes otherwise, but too bad, it is what it is.
Past racial inequalities aren’t remedied by racist policies.
My former partner went to high school with Judge Sotomayor. He said she was no great intellect and never should have been accepted at Princeton. Top undergraduate? I doubt it. And she knew the Ivy schools by name as did everyone.
Racism is an ugly thing, Your Honor.
You ought not to engage in it.
Brevity is the soul of wit. ----WS
The President of the United States is the prime example of why Affirmative Action is a failure.
The Post Turtle-in-Chief
Looks like the “Wise Latina” is a racist witch. But then that is why Obama chose her. He wanted someone after his own heart.
Affirmative Action is un-American and inherently unconstitutional because it denies equal protection under the law to citizens not of a “protected” class.
“So... she didnt get where she is on the basis of talent? Makes sense.”
Faking undeserved Racial credentials worked for Elizabeth Warren. Look where she’s at now.
So Justice Sotomayor and POS Barnes, apparently to you it is not about the content of the character. It is all about the color of the skin.
And you presume to call us conservatives racist? /spit
If you want to be equal, smarten up and earn it!
Was trying to explain in the car to the wife that Sonia and her ilk believe we must discriminate in order to be non-discriminatory.
She could not understand. Finally convinced her she wasn’t nuts, they are.
To disagree with the dissents views on the costs and benefits of racial preferences is not to wish away, rather than confront racial inequality, Roberts wrote.
People can disagree in good faith on this issue, but it similarly does more harm than good to question the openness and candor of those on either side of the debate.
Hardly, but then that is Roberts so what do you expect. Soto-Mayor needs to be impeached. Her perspective of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Civil Rights is as distorted and sick as Obama’s and Holder’s.
Odd. I’ve always felt that it was affirmative action that was trying to wish away racial inequality.
Actually, there was a very great deal of truth in the stereotypes of Irish immigrants held by many Americans. They were the underclass of their day, and suffered from most of the pathologies of today’s underclass.
That they worked their way out of this mess is a tribute to them. Especially to their women and clergy. But making assumptions about what the Irish of 1850 were really like based on the Irish of today is just silly.
I highly recommend this article: How Dagger John Saved New Yorks Irish http://www.city-journal.org/html/7_2_a2.html
The saddest thing about today’s underclass is that they have no leaders who encourage them to do the same. White liberals and their own “civil rights leaders” just encourage them to blame others and wallow in their despair.
I think a lot of the lawyers who got into college because of youknowwhat are incompetant....Lawyering only requires brass balls and a big mouth to be really really successful like the Johnny Cochrans of the world....
But I think that the real problem is that Sotomayor doesn't want low-information citizens to find out that it is the states, not the Supreme Court or any other branches of the federal government, who uniquely have the constitutional Article V power to ratify new amendments to the Constitution which would enumerate racial protections.
In fact, the states ratified the 15th Amendment to expressly protect voting rights on the basis of race.
So what Justice Sotomayor needs to do if she really wants to limit racial discriminaton on additional issues within the framework of the Constitution, as opposed to twisting the arms of her colleagues to wrongly legislate such rights from the bench, is the following.
Justice Sotomayor needs to work with both state and federal lawmakers to proprose additional anti-racial discirimation amendments to the Constitution to the states for ratification. And if the states chose to ratify her amendments then the states will have less power to discriminate on the basis of race and Sotomayor will be a hero.
This isn’t the first and it won’t be the last time this broad is all the way “me, me, me”. Her nomination and approval are and were big-time mistakes. And they will be mistakes for the next 35 years.
Not that her patrons on the Left care.
By that logic should the order in line be by percentage of your racial makeup and if your related in any way to the impacted party?
Obama is 50% white of an old America family and 50% non white first generation. .so by blood he 50 % guilty oppressor and 50% of a non victim...so how does he go in front of a first generation anyone of any race makeup?
this country is going to require decades to reduce minority racism. they now believe they are always entitled to it.
And government institutionalized reverse racism policies exacerbate racial animosity ... but pitting segments of the population against each other is standard commie fare.
I would think most minorities elevated to positions beyond their competence must know that most non-minorities have no respect for them. As they would for anybody, white or black, given something they were not competent to perform. Like the CEO of a major corporation handing the reins to his oldest kid. Anybody working in that corporation would have a deep distrust of the son of the CEO.
What do you expect from an Affirmative Action Justice appointed by an Affirmative Action POTUS? Look at the “top echelon” of USA government today. Obama/Holder/Sotomayor, and on and on. There’s simply no excuse, however, for Joe Biden.
I saw a video clip of Sotomayor talking with one of the muppets on Sesame Street, and her explanation was that she solved problems by giving her opinion. It seems to me that Senora Sotomayor believes in making decisions based on her liberal gut, not what the Constitution actually has to say.
Blacks and others have been on this planet as long as whites. There is no such thing as racial inequality. Whites dont have to help blacks or anyone. Its a communist hate filled guilt trip.
Argue like a ghetto Latino, Latina, whatever - be treated like one.
We’d be remiss in not pointing out there were laws explicitly designed at Black exclusion in this country. The problem is that you cannot make up for what was done in the past by then turning around and discriminating against the majority color (White), which also discriminates against Asians (who themselves were also targeted with racial laws in the past). What the left won’t accept is that, at this point, we’ll never move past racism if they keep infusing race in every issue. Doing away with racial preferences entirely and judging the individual solely on merit (not on things they have no control over, such as race or gender) is the only equitable way to go.
I see clearly now just what the left and people like Sharpton are doing.
They’re saying blacks are dumber than owl-sh**.
No other way around it.
Lower all test to accommodate blacks.
To lazy to get IDs...only for voting.
How long will it take for blacks to wake up?
If I were black I would be so embarrassed being taken for fools.