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Sotomayor protests court's refusal of appeals
Patriot Action ^ | December 27, 2010 | Joan Biskupic,

Posted on 12/28/2010 10:39:09 AM PST by yoe

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has set herself apart from colleagues with her fervent statements protesting the majority's refusal to take some appeals, particularly involving prisoners.

Each month, the justices spurn hundreds of petitions from people who have lost in lower courts, and rarely does an individual justice go public with concern about the denial. In the seven times it has happened since the annual term opened in October, Justice Sotomayor has signed four of the opinions, more than any other justice. She was the lead author on three, again more than any other justice.

She forcefully dissented when the justices refused to hear the appeal of a (Sotomayor protests court's refusal of appeals) prisoner who claimed he was punished for not taking his HIV medication. He said prison officials subjected him to hard labor in 100-degree heat. Writing alone, she said the inmate had a persuasive claim of cruel and unusual punishment.

This emerging pattern of dissenting statements helps define a justice in her second term who is still — like newest justice (Elena Kagan) — fresh in the public eye.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: activist; judge; sortofamayor; sotomayor; sweathog; widelatina
Sotomayor is an activist, she doesn't really read law, she makes it.
1 posted on 12/28/2010 10:39:10 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

The Wise Latina, like her buddy Obama, is in way way way over her head. She will become the buffoon of the court over time.


2 posted on 12/28/2010 10:41:37 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: yoe

“Sotomayor is an activist, she doesn’t really read law, she makes it.”

She is dispensing some “Social Justice”


3 posted on 12/28/2010 10:42:02 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: yoe

This is what happens when you have an Incompetent in Chief nominate an inept anarchist to the Court, with a Press Corps who are playing favorites.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 10:42:15 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: yoe

I wonder if Pat Toomey is regretting his support of her nomination yet???


5 posted on 12/28/2010 10:44:53 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: yoe

Sotomayor is a Latina Doofus.


6 posted on 12/28/2010 10:45:19 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: yoe
When Sotomayor was appointed, some defendants' rights advocates, including Kirshbaum, speculated that she might take a hard line on prisoner appeals.

He said she's adopting a much different approach. "There seems to be real feeling behind these opinions," he said. "They give the criminal defendant's perspective on these issues."

So, when will Mr. Souter be accusing HER of "lying" in order to get a supreme court appointment (like he did with Alito and Roberts)?

7 posted on 12/28/2010 10:46:57 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: WayneS

God forbid....if barry has the opportunity to make another supreme court nomination...those weasily RINO’s BETTER vote no. I mean it.

Do we need to come surround the U.S. Capitol again? Cause I’m ready. My patience with RINO votes is wearing thin. We’ll march against them sooner than against democrats.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 10:50:26 AM PST by Josa
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To: yoe

Sotomayor is also stupid.


9 posted on 12/28/2010 10:51:18 AM PST by Dante3
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To: WayneS

“There seems to be real feeling behind these opinions,” he said. “They give the criminal defendant’s perspective on these issues.”

We don’t need feelings, jackwagon. We need laws.

The wide Latina can weep all she wants, but she needs to apply the law of OUR land.


10 posted on 12/28/2010 10:52:21 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: yoe

Sotomayor owes her appointment to a constitutionally unqualified President, but I applaud her public dissent to decisions on refusal to grant certiorari.

I for one would certainly have liked to read similar dissents from Scalia and Thomas on the court’s refusal to hear cases on Obama’s eligibility. Instead SCOTUS cloaks its refusal to act on urgent matters in inscrutable silence.


11 posted on 12/28/2010 10:55:35 AM PST by devere
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To: yoe
Dear God, PLEASE, a very, very long life to Roberts, Thomas, Scalia, Alito and Kennedy.
12 posted on 12/28/2010 10:55:48 AM PST by JPG (There is hope for America and her name is Sarah.)
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To: yoe

The Supreme Court cannot hear every single case presented to it. The correct decision some, if not most of the time, is to let stand the lower court’s decision. Sotomayor wants to be the sole decider of such things.

Even Moses had to appoint “lower” Judges to hear less important matters and make decisions. He was persuaded to do this by his father-in-law.


13 posted on 12/28/2010 10:56:10 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: yoe

Her head looks bloated.


14 posted on 12/28/2010 10:58:01 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: dragonblustar
"Her head looks bloated."

Oh, it's just the fat that makes it look that way.

15 posted on 12/28/2010 10:59:43 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: April Lexington

The Wise Latina is attempting to pay back her patrons by bringing these cases for review.


16 posted on 12/28/2010 11:03:36 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: yoe
She's noisier than her predecessor but that's the only difference. I liberal justice is a liberal justice is a liberal justice.
17 posted on 12/28/2010 11:04:32 AM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: April Lexington
The Wise Latina, like her buddy Obama, is in way way way over her head. She will become the buffoon of the court over time.

Yes, Sotomayor is clearly the dimmest bulb on the court. That is not an ideological opinion either, but an analytical observation. She is what Bush would have put on the court when he nominated Harriet Miers out of nothing more than a sense of rewarding a buddy... only Sotomayor ALSO has that harsh, partisan edge; and in spite of her own lack of brainpower considers herself "wise" simply because of the darker color of her skin. She belongs in the audience of Oprah or Maury Povich wagging her finger and yelling "Uh-uh, honey! Let me TELL you somethin'!" instead of mouthing off from the bench.
18 posted on 12/28/2010 11:05:04 AM PST by Chiltepe
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To: yoe

Her votes and opinions are radical. If another liberal gets on that court Sotomayer will do immeasurable damage to this country. She’s a pure leftist idiot.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 11:08:14 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: yoe

What are she and Kagan doing on the Court in the first place? It’s becoming obvious neither can rule on most of the cases heard.

They both need to step down.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 11:10:17 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Many groups now make "Environmental Justice" a part of their mission statements. This really applies to groups who operate on grants or government funding.

What is environmental justice? It inherently seems to me like a contradiction of terms. Since environments are subject to physical and social change, in flux every day, how can you find justice?

21 posted on 12/28/2010 11:12:01 AM PST by blackdog
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To: yoe
I guess it's natural for Sonia Sotomayor Manuel Noriega to show so much concern for American prisoners, considering his background in the U.S. court system.


22 posted on 12/28/2010 11:12:41 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Chiltepe

She is a problem. With all of the brilliant and highly accomplished Hispanic members of the bar, Obama could have picked a true asset to the court. He went for the ideology and nobody with half a brain could possibly believe any of that ideology. So.. we have a justice with less than half a brain. Our Founders knew what they were doing when they made the Court a plurality...


23 posted on 12/28/2010 11:13:09 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington
"Hmmm.... a good candidate for the Wookie Obama diet plan!"

Fatheads can never lose weight where they need it most.

25 posted on 12/28/2010 11:16:50 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: yoe
Sotomayor is an activist, she doesn't really read law, she makes it.

That was precisely the reaction I had upon reading the summary. What is different about this one, aside from her inexperience and incomptence, is her consumate skill in NOT answering direct questions --- sort of like Charlie Rangell --- and impatient about changing character of our country through judicial activism. She figures the legislature will back her up. Except for one thing.

Overeaching is always the demise of the pathological controller with god-complexes. The Great Uniter is a good example, as well as the leadership in the current House.

Overeach and pay the consequences; likely being shunned by the majority of the justices forever. Many of us thought she does not have the competence skills and experience to do the job, and her gauche behavior simply confirms her total lack of judgement and of the plain elementary rudiments of social ettiquette. Newbies to any new group simply do NOT try to take over the conversation before a discreet period of pretending that they are social animals --- not neurotic trailer-trash teenagers in adult bodies.

26 posted on 12/28/2010 11:23:21 AM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: yoe
Soda-Jerk is demonstrating that feels the established processes need not be followed by a "wide" "wise" Latina
27 posted on 12/28/2010 11:24:30 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: yoe

WWWLD?

Throw a tantrum, apparently...


28 posted on 12/28/2010 11:26:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Paladin2
Sotomayor is a Latina Doofus.

It is inteesting to note that most "minority" groups, aka groups with a tendency to separate themselves from the society in which they find themselves, develop into three groups. A small percentage actually adapt and compete successfully in the common culture, another larger percentage adopt the criminal behavior of their original culture (these tend to produce the activists and hard core criminals) and the majority which simple become invisible with neither special skills or interests.

Unfortunately, political activists tend to drift int the legal profession, where a veneer of competence makes them specially dangerous. These are the destructive ones.
Of the truly competent group, the educated and wise ones are never candidates for judgeships or nominated for congress or the presidency.

29 posted on 12/28/2010 11:31:56 AM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: yoe

Sotomayor is an activist>>>>>>

She is the most far left kook ever appointed to the Supreme Court. She makes Ruth Buzzi and Kagan seem like voices of moderation


30 posted on 12/28/2010 11:38:10 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: yoe
Writing alone, she said the inmate had a persuasive claim of cruel and unusual punishment.

I got a persuasive claim for ya, Toots! He's LYING!

31 posted on 12/28/2010 11:39:59 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Happy new year!)
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To: WayneS

Screw the criminal defendents’ perspectives, if they’re guilty. It they actually innocent, that’s different. But I’m sure all of these (or 99%) are just protesting legalisms.


32 posted on 12/28/2010 11:44:03 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: Dante3

>> “Sotomayor is also stupid.” <<

.
Also?

What else is she?
.


33 posted on 12/28/2010 11:46:05 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: editor-surveyor
>> “Sotomayor is also stupid.” <<

Also?

What else is she?

Ugly. Fat. Unqualified. Of dubious sexual orientation.

The list goes on.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 12/28/2010 12:28:27 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: yoe

Appointed by the whiny little b!+ch, the affliction apparently runs in the administration.


35 posted on 12/28/2010 1:34:01 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: dennisw
I warned you guys, you're skating on thin ice if you think I'm going to idly listen to your insults towards the lovely Associate Justice Ginsberg. pumpkin Pumpkin Ginsberg
36 posted on 12/28/2010 1:47:55 PM PST by namvolunteer (We draw the Congressional districts this time)
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To: editor-surveyor

I replied to #1 who said she is an activist. I would add that she has neither much concern regarding the welfare of this country nor respect for the Constitution.


37 posted on 12/28/2010 7:13:40 PM PST by Dante3
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