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ABC Features Sotomayor's Brother to Tout Salsa-loving Judge (Socialist Kagan off limits to everyone)
Newsbusters ^ | 6/10/09 | Scott Whitlock

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.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: judge; kagan; sotomayor; supreme


NAACP backs Kagan
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Wire Service

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."

1 posted on 05/15/2010 11:06:06 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Why would they be so stupid as to endorse her?

These people don’t think things through.

2 posted on 05/16/2010 12:42:21 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libloather
97% of black voters voted for ZERO..
Only 3% were Smart...
3 posted on 05/16/2010 6:34:24 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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