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Sotomayor Gets Boost In Bid For Senate Approval
Reuters ^ | 7/7/09 | Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 07/07/2009 12:24:15 PM PDT by steve-b

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor got a boost on Tuesday in what is expected to be a relatively easy road to Senate confirmation when an influential U.S. lawyer's group gave her its top rating.

The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary based its unanimous "well qualified" evaluation on a review of the integrity, competence and judicial temperament of Sotomayor, a federal judge for 17 years who seems headed to become the first Hispanic on the highest U.S. court.

"When the Judiciary Committee hearings to consider this nomination begin next week, Americans will hear from Judge Sotomayor herself, and I have the utmost confidence they will agree with the American Bar Association's review," said Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat.

Sotomayor is expected to win confirmation by the full Democratic-led Senate, perhaps overwhelmingly, to replace David Souter, who recently retired. Her hearings begin on Monday....

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: confirmation; sotomayor; supremecourt

1 posted on 07/07/2009 12:24:15 PM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

This is “news”? The ABA will endorse any left-of-center biped.


2 posted on 07/07/2009 12:26:10 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: steve-b; Servant of the Cross; roses of sharon
steve-bARF ALERT !!!
3 posted on 07/07/2009 12:26:15 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: steve-b

Meaningless.


4 posted on 07/07/2009 12:26:27 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: steve-b

The ABA - thieves and scum.


5 posted on 07/07/2009 12:29:12 PM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: steve-b
The ABA is left wing. Many lawyers do not join. Anyone have statistics? I am not adept at investigative googling, tho am trying to improve.

vaudine

6 posted on 07/07/2009 12:29:28 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: FreepShop1

Yeppers.


7 posted on 07/07/2009 12:29:56 PM PDT by cranked
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To: steve-b

Unfortunately, this woman can’t be stopped. She’s a disgrace. RATS turn SCOTUS into affirmative action operation with dim-witted, racist judge. And the citizens are expected to respect the power of SCOTUS. Oh, no!


8 posted on 07/07/2009 12:30:57 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: steve-b
ABA Awfully Bad Analysis

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9 posted on 07/07/2009 12:31:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: steve-b

This woman is unfit to even have entered law school based on her grades and test scores...and her radical views are plain wrong.

Why is she being considered again?

Oh yes, political correctness.


10 posted on 07/07/2009 12:31:32 PM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: steve-b

What’s the matter, steve?
Run out of articles dumping on Palin?


11 posted on 07/07/2009 12:33:15 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: lilylangtree
Unfortunately, this woman can’t be stopped.

Technically she could be stopped in the Judiciary Committee. But that would require the GOP to grow spines, and we all know what the chance of that is.

So I have to agree with ya. The only question is what the vote will be.

12 posted on 07/07/2009 12:36:47 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: steve-b

It does not matter if you don’t know the Constitution or the laws. . only how you feel about them . . .


13 posted on 07/07/2009 12:37:28 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: steve-b
Steve - did you see this one?! It could torpedo her nomination.

Sotomayor may sue SCOTUS for overturning New Haven ruling.
(Ted Kennedy thinks satire is fair game for SCOTUS hearings.)

14 posted on 07/07/2009 12:38:50 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: steve-b
Chief Justice Roberts received the same rating back when he was nominated too, I believe.
15 posted on 07/07/2009 12:46:13 PM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the frequently disappointed but ever optimistic Mets fan.)
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To: vaudine

I don’t have stats for you but whatever the numbers are are inflated anyway. the ABA packages its membership with bar-study courses for the multistate portion of the bar—join ABA, get a discounted rate. So many join soley for this purpose, and will eventually let membership lapse.


16 posted on 07/07/2009 12:51:03 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: steve-b

The GOP better man up and flush this racist skank.


17 posted on 07/07/2009 12:55:27 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: wac3rd
based on her grades

Careful, she had excellent grades at Princeton, just don't make assertions that will embarrass you later.

18 posted on 07/07/2009 1:03:28 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: steve-b

Scary that this member of the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan is going to be sitting on the SCOTUS

If you speak English and/or white...this racist will rule against you.

Embarrassing that any GOP Senator would consider voting for this racist


19 posted on 07/07/2009 1:21:30 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: astyanax
Run out of articles dumping on Palin?

He can go after Clarence Thomas again.

20 posted on 07/07/2009 1:24:10 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis
He can go after Clarence Thomas again.
Or gitmo, or "torture", or whatever else happens to be the useful idiot flavor-of-the-day...
21 posted on 07/07/2009 1:41:29 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: gusopol3

What were her grades? How did she get into Princeton in the first place? What was her major? The story with Ivy League schools (I have Ivy-eduated friends) is that the hardest part is getting in, they effectively give you a “B” for showing up, nearly 80% of students graduate with honors.

Why is she allowed to be a part of the Latino KKK and not be called on it? She is reversed nearly 70% of the time by higher courts...she is not qualified. She writes at a substandard level.

There is legal discrimination, it is white, heterosexual males. They have basically been told, “You are too successful, let’s allow others to artificially join your ranks, as those “others” would never achieve that on their own in numbers that move the needle.” The Left needs to ensure that race, sex, and gender are more of a factor for entrance, advancement or promotion than accomplishment. Sotomayor believes the philosophy that Communism and social justice (Marxism, Obama/Alinsky) is the way of the future.

I wonder if athletics would be as interesting or financially successful if quotas were enforced?

To feel good about themselves and ease their Liberal guilt-riddled hearts, they use discrimination to fight the same discrimination they claim to be against - nutty, isn’t it?


22 posted on 07/07/2009 1:51:02 PM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: steve-b
. . .when an influential U.S. lawyer's group gave her its top rating.

Obviously, this group doesn't rate judges based on how often their decisions are overturned by SCOTUS. Apparently, they are all about the "moving life story" and rulings based on "compassion" or whatever the current buzz word is.

23 posted on 07/07/2009 2:04:06 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: steve-b

The Senate Democrats rejected scores of unanimous “well-qualified” rated judges, so this is meaningless.


24 posted on 07/07/2009 2:26:55 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: lilylangtree

Affirmative action POTUS and now an affirmative action Supreme Court justice .


25 posted on 07/07/2009 2:30:28 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: wac3rd

I can only tell you she was “Salutatorian” and/or “finished second” in her class at Princeton. Since we’re going to see her transcript about the same time we see Obama’s, I don’t foresee being able to dispute her academic credentials. BTW, Princeton is a tough grading school, actively combats grade inflation. Robert George teaches constitutional law (undergrad) there and is an extremely tough A.


26 posted on 07/07/2009 4:04:56 PM PDT by gusopol3
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