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Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to ‘wish away’ racial inequality
Washington Post ^ | 4/23/14 | Robert Barnes

Posted on 04/23/2014 10:33:55 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

Edited on 04/23/2014 10:34:41 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s fierce defense of the affirmative action efforts such as the ones that helped move her from a Bronx housing project to the upper echelons of American law found renewed voice Tuesday in an impassioned dissent that accused colleagues of trying to “wish away” racial inequality — and drew a tart response from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; scotus; sotomayor
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Well I'm trying to "wish away" Sotomayor, Ginsberg and leftist ideology in general, but it ain't working. Sorry Senora, you can't always get what you want.
1 posted on 04/23/2014 10:33:55 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

I’d like to hear Roberts tart response, but the page isn’t available.


2 posted on 04/23/2014 10:35:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Impala64ssa
Racial inequality is not a Constitutional issue, Ms. Sotomayor, so it is none of your business, at least as a SCOUTS Justice.

Impeach activist Justice who ignore the Constitution.

3 posted on 04/23/2014 10:36:47 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Impala64ssa

Sotomayor: “We’re doing away with racial inequality by having racial inequality! Why doesn’t this make sense to you! You racist!”


4 posted on 04/23/2014 10:37:01 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Colleagues accuse Sotomayor of trying to ‘wish away’ the Law and the color-blindness of Justice
5 posted on 04/23/2014 10:38:18 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: All

If ever there were an argument against Affirmative Action, her rise to power is it....


6 posted on 04/23/2014 10:38:30 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Impala64ssa

At least none of our judges on the SC are politically biased. They are all non-partisan students of our Constitution.

yes....sarcasm


7 posted on 04/23/2014 10:41:17 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Explain to me again. Why does the Statue of Liberty where a blindfold? What is that suppose to mean again?


8 posted on 04/23/2014 10:42:11 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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Sotomayor's insane reaction is typical of leftists who think it's merely luck and circumstance that some people succeed and others fail. If people who resemble them don't achieve as much people who don't look like her, then there must be something wrong with the system.

This is maybe the chief problem of leftists...they simply can't understand that most people succeed or fail on their own merits. Nothing stops minorities from studying hard... except themselves and the conditions people like themselves create. The simple reason the numbers of minorities in major colleges are not proportional to their numbers in the general population is that they're not as smart. It's difficult or impossible for leftists to understand that, but that's the truth. When underqualified minorities are placed in positions of higher learning they haven't earned, they drop out far more than other students.

9 posted on 04/23/2014 10:42:22 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Maverick68

I reached the gag point with her a LONG time ago!


10 posted on 04/23/2014 10:42:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Impala64ssa

The wise Latina demonstrates her stupidity.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 10:43:13 AM PDT by onedoug
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an impassioned dissent that accused colleagues of trying to “wish away” racial inequality

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Those who can, do. Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't do or teach, consult. Those who can't do, teach or consult, become socialist democRats and take power and your money and give it to the people who vote for them.

12 posted on 04/23/2014 10:43:29 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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From the lifetime beneficiary of reverse discrimination programs

Some credibility there, Wise Latina


13 posted on 04/23/2014 10:43:44 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: SMARTY

She will be having people gag for many years.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 10:44:26 AM PDT by AU72
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Wise Latina? Obviously, she is an affirmative-action incompetent.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 10:45:20 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Impala64ssa

How very collegial of her.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 10:46:22 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: hal ogen; All
not really; just a "runt of the litter" in Demo(KKK)'RATic Party politics...

17 posted on 04/23/2014 10:48:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? ;-)
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To: Impala64ssa
Her opinion was predictable. Climbing aboard the Wayback Machine to 2009, we encounter this story from Bloomberg:

A divided U.S. Supreme Court, reversing a decision by Sonia Sotomayor and two other judges, said a Connecticut city violated white firefighters’ rights by canceling planned promotions because no blacks qualified.

The justices, voting 5-4, said New Haven improperly used race as a basis for throwing out the results of a pair of tests administered to candidates for lieutenant and captain positions.

The reverse-discrimination case has become a focal point in the debate over Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama. An appeals court panel that included Sotomayor rejected the white firefighters’ lawsuit, saying the city acted legitimately to avoid discrimination against blacks.

In other words, discriminate against whites all you please. Ain't no big thing.

18 posted on 04/23/2014 10:49:08 AM PDT by DeFault User
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She’s a complete idiot. She got her job just because she is female and has a “hispanic” surname.


19 posted on 04/23/2014 10:49:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: Impala64ssa; skeeter
a working link

“To disagree with the dissent’s views on the costs and benefits of racial preferences is not to ‘wish away, rather than confront’ racial inequality,” Roberts wrote.

“People can disagree in good faith on this issue, but it similarly does more harm than good to question the openness and candor of those on either side of the debate.”

20 posted on 04/23/2014 10:50:32 AM PDT by heartwood
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