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LIVE THREAD- Obama annouces SCOTUS pick (Sotomayor) at 10 AM
FOX NEWS ^ | 26 May 2009

Posted on 05/26/2009 5:09:07 AM PDT by SE Mom

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To: SE Mom

At least Bush 1 appointed her too... Like Souter :-)


51 posted on 05/26/2009 5:34:25 AM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: TomGuy
Looks like the battle has already begun. The Case Against Sotomayor.
52 posted on 05/26/2009 5:34:48 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: DogBarkTree

Yep, it’s a bad one.

Bound to be praised by leftist academics and their reflecting mirrors in the news media.


53 posted on 05/26/2009 5:34:56 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: TomGuy

LOL and feminists say Wood is most liberal.


54 posted on 05/26/2009 5:35:04 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: All
Karl says Barry has to win over ONE Repub on the committee...no problem there. Karl thinks it will be a victory politically but not on policy. Laura Ingraham thinks it will be the most "unconfirmable" choice while he is so wildly popular (rolling eyes). Bill Kristol thinks it's going to be Gov. Granholm.
55 posted on 05/26/2009 5:35:47 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: SE Mom

FoxNews

Sotomayer was initially appointed to the Federal bench by .... GHW Bush.


56 posted on 05/26/2009 5:36:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SE Mom

Will the leftist crowd that criticized Roberts and Alito criticize this nonentity?


57 posted on 05/26/2009 5:36:33 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: TomGuy

Nappy said he predicted Diane Wood- would have been perceived as a consensus builder- Sotomayor is a clear idealogue.


58 posted on 05/26/2009 5:38:20 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: ziravan

I just checked the wires no name is leaked. Diane Wood looks to be the choice for what Obama said on C SPAN.


59 posted on 05/26/2009 5:38:38 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: popdonnelly

Judge Napolitano on Fox is saying that Sotomayor is the most liberal of the bunch. Says that Sotomayor is NOT a consensus builder and that Obama is making a statement with this pick.

Let the games begin. It’s going to get ugly.


60 posted on 05/26/2009 5:38:41 AM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Cboldt
Looks to me like she sided with the big evil stock exchange in the past!

In re NYSE Specialists Securities Litigation, 503 F.3d 89 (2007): In this case, the Second Circuit considered a lawsuit brought against, inter alia, the New York Stock Exchange, alleging that the NYSE had failed to adequately police the seven firms through which stock trades are funneled. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the NYSE, holding – as relevant here – that the NYSE enjoyed absolute immunity from suit for its regulatory failures and that the lead plaintiffs in the case lacked standing. The court of appeals, in an opinion by Judge Sotomayor, affirmed the grant of summary judgment with regard to absolute immunity. It reasoned that NYSE was entitled to absolute immunity in its quasi-governmental role in regulating the stock market, and that the misconduct alleged by the plaintiffs fell squarely within the purview of that role. In so holding, it rejected the plaintiffs’ contention that the NYSE was not immune because its actions were not “consistent with” the regulations and statutes at issue; ...

61 posted on 05/26/2009 5:39:10 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: popdonnelly

I disagree... it’s a left-leaning choice, but not horribly radical. First appointed by Bush 41, and she is replacing Souter. The balance of the court remains intact.


62 posted on 05/26/2009 5:39:54 AM PDT by MeanGreen2008
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To: TomGuy

He’s right. Sotomayor is the WORST pick. She is so radical that I can’t believe even Obama chose her. This needs to be fought...


63 posted on 05/26/2009 5:41:01 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: khnyny
It is a sad day... they are all liberal ACTIVISTS.

If he picks Janet he is a fool but then again he can do ANYTHING.

64 posted on 05/26/2009 5:41:22 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Headline on Drudge: Sotomayor


65 posted on 05/26/2009 5:42:15 AM PDT by shoutingandpointing
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To: SE Mom
A few weeks ago, I received phone calls from eminent liberal scholars I know and trust. These scholars closely follow Sotomayor’s work and expressed questions about her temperament. They did not have axes to grind or personal agendas; they are Democrats who want President Obama to appoint the most effective liberal Supreme Court justices possible and were concerned Sotomayor might not meet that high standard.

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=6168aeb7-9869-43eb-b401-2204a0d84478

66 posted on 05/26/2009 5:43:19 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: Guenevere

Don’t know which Nelson. I read the article and his comment.

That said, it looks like Sotomayor from da bronX


67 posted on 05/26/2009 5:43:37 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: TomGuy
Damn his admin has no class they leaked it already!

Sotomayor is Obama's pick for SCOTUS


68 posted on 05/26/2009 5:44:33 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: khnyny
The Judge also says that Sotomayor would vote against Barry on certain issues...like presidential war powers. Greta brings up empathy...she had diabetes as a child. (Greta...you were coming to our side!)
69 posted on 05/26/2009 5:44:36 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: shoutingandpointing

I saw that and posted it before I read your post. Obama is a radical marxist emptysuited long legged mack daddy fool.


70 posted on 05/26/2009 5:46:08 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Carley

WHAT is this FIRST HISPANIC garbage?


71 posted on 05/26/2009 5:47:48 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Gretchen says she has a rags-to-riches story like Barry...uh, not quite.


72 posted on 05/26/2009 5:49:05 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: McGruff

That’s an important piece- thanks for posting the link.

It sounds as though she may not have the proper temperament for judge.


73 posted on 05/26/2009 5:49:14 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tiredoflaundry
The officials spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because Obama has not yet announced his decision.

Rahm big mouthed Emmanuel...

74 posted on 05/26/2009 5:49:39 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: All

The only victory we’ll get on this nomination is that some gleeful Leftist, overjoyed, leaked out the pick.

Obama is probably pissed that his 10 15 announcement has been scooped.

LOL.


75 posted on 05/26/2009 5:50:43 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: SE Mom
"Sotomayor is a clear idealogue."

Any of his choices were going to be leftists. THIS choice was putting her typecast above her age and health. She's a little older and her health is not great. That's a trade I'll take because it changes little except the time of his choice on the bench.

I think it's the best we can expect from this Administration. Elections have consequences.

Besides. Wait and see. DailyKOS and DU are going to have a fit about her age and health. The left in general is going to be apoplectic over this pick.
76 posted on 05/26/2009 5:51:09 AM PDT by ziravan (FReeper for Congress: www.TimothyDelasandro.com)
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To: McGruff

Someone on Fox just said that she should sail through unless there is a bombshell out there. He said it twice, it makes me wonder.


77 posted on 05/26/2009 5:52:28 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: ziravan
Judge Sotomayor’s personal views may cloud her jurisprudence. As Judge Sotomayor explained in a 2002 speech at Berkeley, she believes it is appropriate for a judge to consider their “experiences as women and people of color” in their decisionmaking, which she believes should “affect our decisions.”

Figures...

78 posted on 05/26/2009 5:52:55 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: rbmillerjr

Yeah his big mouthed admin had to be the leakers...classy...


79 posted on 05/26/2009 5:54:12 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: tiredoflaundry
In 1991, Sen. Daniel Patrick Monynihan recommended Sotomayor to the first President Bush, who made good on a promise to appoint a Hispanic judge to a district court in New York.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2009/05/01/2009-05-01_president_obama_bronx_judge_sonia_sotomayor.html

80 posted on 05/26/2009 5:55:21 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: tiredoflaundry
Just read this over at National Review:

She has an extremely high rate of her decisions being reversed, indicating that she is far more of a liberal activist than even the current liberal activist Supreme Court.

81 posted on 05/26/2009 5:55:39 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: demoskowitz

Aren’t most hispanics trditionally pro-life? She is a radical I am so shocked Obama would pick her LOL


82 posted on 05/26/2009 5:55:40 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SE Mom

Geraldo says she is a Wonderful Wonderful Pick! BARF!


83 posted on 05/26/2009 5:55:52 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

FIRST DU comment on the pick:

“It will be a disastrous appointment, unless we are very, very lucky. I don’t think Obama knows how to play for keeps.”


84 posted on 05/26/2009 5:56:11 AM PDT by ziravan (FReeper for Congress: www.TimothyDelasandro.com)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Geraldo WOULD say that I am going to puke.


85 posted on 05/26/2009 5:56:40 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: TomGuy

Great. Scalia will tap-dance all over this pick.

Don’t worry. This will mean a great court fight and lot’s of fundraising for the RNC. Oh, don’t worry, Scottish Law Arlen will line up behind Sotomayor and Hussein will get his East German Judge, but bear in mind, this will be good for us.

Best,

Chris


86 posted on 05/26/2009 5:56:40 AM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: Miss Didi

“HAD” diabetes? Nope, she HAS diabetes. And that might be a good thing, because she will likely not live as long as recent Justices are wont to do.

Pardon the un-PC.


87 posted on 05/26/2009 5:56:53 AM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
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To: MeanGreen2008

You want judges on the Supreme Court who can rationally apply Federal law, not emotive leftist activists.


88 posted on 05/26/2009 5:57:10 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Biden was seen in a Radisson hotel bar...

lol


89 posted on 05/26/2009 5:57:18 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Google her and read all about it.

She was initially recommended by Moynihan of NY to GHW Bush.

Then she was nominated for the Appeals Court by bubba.

The repubs had a hold on her nomination because they feared she would be nominated to the USSC.

Trent Lott caved and allowed her to be voted on and she won with 67 votes. PUKE


90 posted on 05/26/2009 5:58:47 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Geraldo says she is a Wonderful Wonderful Pick!

Need more be said?

91 posted on 05/26/2009 5:58:52 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: rbmillerjr

If it was lyin Biden foot in mouth, watch he leaked the wrong name... a old Clinton tactic...


92 posted on 05/26/2009 5:59:25 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SE Mom
This is GREAT news to celebrate. Sotomayor is a moron, by far the most intellectually inferior of the choices. This means she will have no ability to sway Kennedy or other justices to her side on swing issues. Kagan and Wood were known to be very charismatic and able to influence others to their side. Also there is controversy about her comments regarding judicial activism, which was littered with the pedestrian language she is typical of, and which shows her lack of intellectual rigor. This is the best of a bad bunch for us.
93 posted on 05/26/2009 5:59:48 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: rbmillerjr

It sure takes the news OFF of national security and Obama forcing his car on all of us like Hitler.

94 posted on 05/26/2009 6:03:10 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: khnyny
It’s going to get ugly.

Nah. The right will cave.

95 posted on 05/26/2009 6:03:11 AM PDT by b4its2late (There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.)
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To: SE Mom

really..... wow


96 posted on 05/26/2009 6:04:04 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: ziravan
DailyKOS and DU are going to have a fit about her age and health.

54 years old? That's not old for a SCOTUS nominee. She would be tied with Roberts for the youngest. Diabetes might be a more important factor.

97 posted on 05/26/2009 6:04:34 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: b4its2late

There is nothing to cave. Dems rule... neither party is serving us, they are the rich and powerful ya know.


98 posted on 05/26/2009 6:05:05 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SE Mom
Just read this over at National Review:

She has an extremely high rate of her decisions being reversed, indicating that she is far more of a liberal activist than even the current liberal activist Supreme Court.

Not anymore she won't. The only persons who will be able to reverse her decisions are Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito.

Obama might as welll have nominated Che, but since he's dead, Barack went with Sotomayor.


"I would have served, but I'm dead...."

Best,

Chris

99 posted on 05/26/2009 6:05:43 AM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: b4its2late
The Bronx native looks great on paper and would make perfect politics as the first Hispanic on the high court.

But there's growing consensus among insiders that President Obama will likely pick someone else.

The first, and possibly most important, reason is the prevailing question among liberal advocates about whether Sotomayor has the judicial guts, smarts and toughness to go up against Antonin Scalia, the famously sharp conservative who anchors the right wing of today's court.

Sotomayor, 54 and with Puerto Rican roots, certainly has that common touch and real-world experience that tops Obama’s list of qualifications.

But so much early discussion about her nomination has revealed reservations on the left and the right about her judicial and intellectual heft, as well as her courtroom decorum.

Sotomayor supporters observe she was named to the federal district bench in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush, a Republican.

True, but she was picked by former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat, under a previously struck deal, and the Bush administration was none too pleased with her.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/05152009/news/columnists/supreme_court_fave_sotomayor_teetering_169372.htm

100 posted on 05/26/2009 6:06:32 AM PDT by McGruff
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