Skip to comments.Justice Sotomayor to Drop Ball, Not Gavel, on 2014 Times Square Countdown [Celebrity Justice!]
Posted on 12/29/2013 1:03:51 PM PST by Steelfish
Justice Sotomayor to Drop Ball, Not Gavel, on 2014 Times Square Countdown
December 29, 2013
NEW YORK U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will take center stage among about 1 million revelers in New York's Times Square to usher in 2014 by pressing the button to lower the iconic countdown ball, organizers said on Sunday.
New York native Sotomayor will join pop star Lady Gaga, boxing great Muhammad Ali as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton among those who have had the honor of starting the ball drop, which organizers said will be watched by an estimated 1 billion people around the world.
Sotomayor was chosen for her achievements and rise from humble beginnings in the Bronx to become the first Hispanic appointed to the country's highest court, organizers said.
"She's an inspirational and aspirational choice," said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, which organizes the annual event.
The first Supreme Court justice chosen for the honor is scheduled to be in the global glare a few minutes after provocative pop star Miley Cyrus finishes a performance.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Kinda like when the Senate dropped the ball when they approved her nomination.
Think Graham, McCain
This is an effort to enhance the judge’s popular appeal and thus reduce the opposition to her decidedly anti-Constitutionalist orientation and court decisions. She is on the court specifically because she will violate her oath of office. That will generate opposition, therefore, she must be provided with more popular support among the low info folks.
I’d say her balls dropped a long time ago.
The Wise Latina doing her part to uphold the dignity of the SCOTUS.
great, quick response
This publicity stunt is happening in NYC for a reason, too. It gets worldwide attention but reduces popular criticism because it is in a hard left city.
Smart Latina known for busting the constitution’s....will drop the New Years Uni-Ball.
That ought to go over real well.
Looks like its the Twilight Zone Marathon in my house.
The DNC is definitely out polishing turds these days.
They finally found something she was qualified for.
I hope the button is large and well recognized.
If I’m still awake I’ll watch Fox!
Wishing everyone a happy liberal progressive new year
Hillary dropped the ball on four Americans in Benghazi. Never forget.. EVER.
Separation of Church and state musty restrict her from ushering the years 2014AD.
Can anyone picture New York inviting Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas to do this?
Someplace in Texas should have Justice Thomas take part in its New Year’s celebration.
I'm thinking of something far more dignified like a giant cow who lifts her tale and drops a cowplop at the stroke of midnight. We could open the celebration with singing patriotic songs and country tunes by the dwindling number of celebs who still love the U.S.A.
Year of Pablo, 2014.
“Looks like its the Twilight Zone Marathon in my house. “
You mean this isn’t the twilight zone?
I agree 100%. I don’t even bother watching anything on TV on New Year’s Eve. (We’re not the New Year’s Eve Party types either). Everything on TV is just garbage for consumption by morons.
Same here. I love the Twilight Zone. Always has some moral consequences.
They should have gotten His Arrogance ... he has much more experience at dropping balls ... his or Reggie’s.
Neither you nore the article say where and how this is going to air. Or is the admin taking over all broadcasters?
In addition to mangling the most basic lesson about the three branches of government, Sotomayors claim raises the hackles of conservatives who accuse liberal judges of trying to legislate from the bench.
Court of Appeals is where policy is made, Sotomayor says on the tape
I know I know this is on tape and I should never say that, because we dont make law, she continued, to nervous laughter from the crowd. I know, OK, I know. ...
Maybe they should have Miley Cyrus ride it down.