Skip to comments.Sotomayor, Unplugged (supports racial preferences)
Posted on 02/05/2011 5:23:45 AM PST by reaganaut1
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor drew attention to her racial politics this week during a speech at the University of Chicago Law School, where she took issue with the positions of some of her colleagues on the bench.
Since her confirmation hearings, in which she had to explain her previous assertion that a wise Latina woman "would more often than not reach a better conclusion" than a white man in the same position, Justice Sotomayor has typically been more guarded in her public comments. But at the student forum, she criticized Chief Justice John Roberts's position in a 2007 case about whether public school admissions could be race-conscious to achieve diversity (Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1).
Writing for the court, Justice Roberts said that "the way to stop discriminating on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." Justice Sotomayor told U of C students that that formula is "too simple" for her. "I don't borrow Chief Justice Roberts's description of what colorblindness is," she said. "Our society is too complex to use that kind of analysis." She also told students that, contrary to fellow Justice Antonin Scalia, she was "not sure" whether determining the original intent of the Constitution was the most important consideration in deciding a case.
Justice Sotomayor also talked about being the first Hispanic woman on the Supreme Court. "To the extent my presence has given people of color a sense of belonging with the court, then I have made a difference," she said. The justice said that she doesn't let her racial identity affect her judgment in cases but is convinced that others pre-judge her. "People have views of me and expectations of me that are based on stereotypes," she said.
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This is the same ignorant horsecrap you could hear on any one of a thousand small-town community collage campuses across the nation.
The woman is a moron.
Here is the solution... it could be done if the right case is built... and there are 20 million pages of evidence against this lesbian communist:
Under normal circumstances, a Supreme Court justice is awarded a lifetime commission.
A Supreme Court Justice may be impeached by the House of Representatives and removed from office if convicted in a Senate trial, but only for the same types of offenses that would trigger impeachment proceedings for any other government official under Articles I and II of the Constitution.
Only one Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Chase (one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence), has ever been impeached. The House of Representatives accused Chase of letting his Federalist political leanings affect his rulings, and served him with eight articles of impeachment in late 1804. The Senate acquitted him of all charges in 1805, establishing the right of the judiciary to independent opinion. Chase continued on the Court until his death in June 1811.
Why is anyone surprised by this. It was well known long before the wise Latina’s confirmation hearing that she is in fact a person who judges people by the color of their skin or their ethnicity as opposed to the content of their character.
Rat icon and superhero FDR. Not much has changed with progressive Rats.
The only good news coming out of that august body this week is that Ginsberg is staying through 2012. Translation, we MUST win the white house.
Maybe some one should educate that lesbo this is a REPUBLIC, not a democracy.
so she would not even in principle have time for martin luther king jr’s dream of skin hue ignored and merit celebrated. what a maroon, and this is why it mattered that 2008 elevated Barack Obama rather than John McCain to the White House.
——a tramp/slut she is——
Puta in PC lingo
No. We have views and expectations of you because of what you've said and done, like the ‘wise Latina’ comment and this incredibly self-serving comment about different kinds of colorblindness. Actually, anyone who uses the term ‘people of color’ has pretty much self-identified as a racist.
Even if it were a democracy, our present Rats would be getting a lot of stuff wrong with respect to a fair plebiscite, and in a leftward direction.
If she slips into the shoe of her supposed “stereotype” and it fits, she should wear it.
A real team player, eh?
WAY too complex a thought!
Supposed conservative justices turn liberal on the bench. I pray that a liberal will see the light on the bench. This one has a ways to go.
As a woman and as a “Latina,” she makes me want to throw up. She is an embarrassment to both categories.
When you appoint a racist, Marxist bigot to the Supreme Court, you get a racist Marxist.
But then look at her racist Marxist patron.
I wonder if Obummer was ever a member of the Nation of Islam.
Obama chastised the Supremes to their face in front of the world.
Supremes are now coming out against each other (liberal ones attacking others)
Sen Schumer says the Supreme court isn’t part of our government...Only the President, the House of Rep. and the Senate...
Obama administration not adhering to federal judges’ rulings.
See a pattern working here?
Obama and congress working together and no Supreme court or Federal judges, to hold them accountable with our Constitutional restraints on government. Isn’t that a dictatorship?
I guess it's beyond her to acknowledge that the Constitution was drafted specifically to rein in the excesses of democracy - and, coming from a minority, that is a stunning viewpoint. What Sotomayor wants is a minority to have the kind of judicial power over the majority that the majority would have over the minority in an unchecked democracy. In simpler terms, she's a rank hypocrite.
She just apatly confirmed the stated fears of her critics, even as she condemned those fears as baseless.
In other words, a classic modern progressive.
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