Skip to comments.Tribe to Obama: Sotomayor Is “Not Nearly As Smart As She Seems To Think She Is”
Posted on 10/28/2010 10:34:51 AM PDT by Nachum
Ive obtained a copy of an interesting letter that Harvard law professor Larry Tribe wrote to his protégé, President Barack Obama, in the immediate aftermath of Justice Souters announcement of his decision to retire from the Court. I will post a PDF of the letter shortly. [Update: Heres the letter.] In the meantime, Ill call attention, in this post and two or three others, to some of its highlights.
The express purpose of Tribes letter is to urge that Obama nominate Elena Kagan to the Souter vacancy. But before making his affirmative case for Kagan, Tribe argues strongly against the alternative of nominating Sonia Sotomayor:
Bluntly put, shes not nearly as smart as she seems to think she is, and her reputation for being something of a bully could well make her liberal impulses backfire and simply add to the fire power of the Roberts/Alito/Scalia/Thomas wing of the Court on issues like those involved in the voting rights case argued last week and the Title VII case of the New Haven firefighters argued earlier, issues on which Kennedy will probably vote with Roberts despite Souters influence but on which I dont regard Kennedy as a lost cause for the decade or so that he is likely to remain on the Court.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
So the Wise Latina is an affirmative action idiot, just like you know who?
To be a liberal supreme court justice does not require any intellect; outcomes are based solely on the facts and have absolutely nothing to do with the law. The liberal knows who they WANT to win based on their leftist ideology, and that becomes the law.
Delicious sentence. (And long!) I hope he's right that her bullying could alienate Kennedy.
Tribe says that about all women.
Describes a whole lotta people, most of them liberals.
Of course she’s not as smart as she thinks she is...she’s a liberal. All liberals think they’re much smarter than they actually are.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
some of us already knew that....
Who the heck says Tribe is very intellient either? This bunch amazes me,,,
And the accuracy of your answer is ... 5-4.
To check, tellme how many 5-4 and 4-5 decisions have been voted recently.
How many times have the communist (er, liberal) SC justices voted the case itself; and how many times have they voted right in the middle of their assigned block?
but,, this same guy thinks Obama IS a really intelligent guy?
A ‘wise-*ss’ Latina
I thought that was Larry Summers?
Sotomayor is an affirmative action product.
Neither is Tribe.
The inconsistencies are an indictment of a system that decides cases based on a barnyard sense of what’s fair, rather than the law. Also, supreme court judges engage in quid pro quo horsetrading of their votes. Reading the dissenting opinions, one sees arguments that are emotional and idealistic, rather than legalistic. Robert Bork does a good job in Slouching Towards Gomorrah of highlighting contorted reasoning that finds things like abortion protection and ‘comporting with human dignity’ as legal doctrines.
“Sotomayor is an affirmative action product.”
Gotta watch posts that might be considered as obvious as Prof. Tribe’s assessment of Sotomayor’s IQ and her opinion of her IQ.
You wouldn’t want to be confused with a Harvard Law Professor, would you?
Newsflash: Neither is Hussein!
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