Skip to comments.ABC Features Sotomayor's Brother to Tout Salsa-loving Judge (Socialist Kagan off limits to everyone)
Posted on 05/15/2010 11:06:04 PM PDT by Libloather
ABC Features Sotomayor's Brother to Tout Salsa-loving Judge
By Scott Whitlock
Wed, 06/10/2009 - 12:17 ET
"Good Morning America's" Claire Shipman on Wednesday conducted a fawning, mostly content-free interview with Supreme Court pick Sonia Sotomayor's brother about his sister's love for Salsa dancing, among other light topics. The ABC reporter asked Juan Sotomayor only one question on the substance of the nominee's comments that a "wise Latina" judge would come to a better conclusion than a white man.
NAACP backs Kagan
Sunday, May 16, 2010
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON The NAACP gave its backing Saturday to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, expressing confidence in President Obama's pick after early hesitation that she might not be a forceful defender of civil rights.
The nation's oldest and largest civil rights group voted unanimously at a board meeting in Florida to endorse Kagan, in line to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. It was an early endorsement by a major interest group for Kagan, who is solicitor general, the government's top lawyer at the Supreme Court.
The NAACP's president, Benjamin Jealous, said that the group initially was concerned because Kagan, who never served as a judge, had little direct evidence or a record that she would actively promote civil rights. Many worried that she might have an expansive view of executive power at the expense of individual liberties, and the group also had hoped to see a black woman appointed to the high court.
The National Action Network and its board of directors also endorsed her nomination. The Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the organization, said Kagan "is worthy of the support of the civil rights community."
Why would they be so stupid as to endorse her?
These people don’t think things through.