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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
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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To: Impala64ssa
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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To: Impala64ssa
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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To: Impala64ssa

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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To: A_Former_Democrat

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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To: Impala64ssa

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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To: Impala64ssa

A wise race-card latina.


21 posted on 04/23/2014 10:53:58 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Impala64ssa

She’s a neo-racist, just as we expected. Probably a big supporter of Aztlan, too. And by default, La Raza.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 10:55:01 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Impala64ssa
...accused colleagues of trying to “wish away” racial inequality...

cough *** Bell Curve *** cough...

I think the 'wise Latina' meant to say 'wish away racial prejudices'. But maybe she was misquoted (I didn't read the actual article).

23 posted on 04/23/2014 10:55:59 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Impala64ssa

Who nominated, and who voted to confirm, this justice who was obviously not going to live up to her oath to support the Constitution? They share blame with those who now do nothing to condemn her abuse of the very heart of this nation’s laws.


24 posted on 04/23/2014 10:57:06 AM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: Tenacious 1

Statue of Liberty wearing a blindfold?
Missed Ghost Busters II did ya:)


25 posted on 04/23/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Impala64ssa
"No equality without quality" surprisingly there's only a tiny number of matches on an Internet search dating back to a 2008 book. I recently heard it on a talk show.

It is the kind of profundity that aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue (like "Justice" Sosomayor) hate.

The victim's industry rants about injustice as though we whites have only to be born and all is ours. We don't lift a finger except to dial "that" number when we want something.

On the other hand the victims and minority rights industries are very lucrative so some get the message. Look where Sosomayor is.

26 posted on 04/23/2014 11:00:42 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Impala64ssa

A maggot race baiter on the U.S. Supreme Court. Americans needed that like they needed a damn hole in the head. The lowfos sure screwed this country up when they sent all these incompetent, immature bozos to Washington.


27 posted on 04/23/2014 11:00:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Apparently the “Wise Latina” is actually a dumbass.


28 posted on 04/23/2014 11:02:37 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Sotomayor’s just “dancing with the one who brung her.” Is anyone surprised?


29 posted on 04/23/2014 11:07:53 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: heartwood
Thanks.

BTW a leftist cannot afford to ascribe good faith to those with whom they disagree. To do so would invite serious consideration of the opposition point of view.

And because leftist ideologies are rooted in fantasy raster than reality their arguments will always suffer by comparison.

30 posted on 04/23/2014 11:09:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: I want the USA back

She’s not an idiot.

From her perspective, her job on the Court is to advance the agenda and cause(s) of various special interests and demographic groups.

She does an excellent job of it. As do her Leftist peers in the judiciary.


31 posted on 04/23/2014 11:11:24 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: skeeter

I give Roberts full props for his appropriately “tart” response. He did well on calling her out on her inferred claim to have an indisputable monopoly on the truth.


32 posted on 04/23/2014 11:14:51 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: iacovatx
Republicans Supporting Sotomayor (9 of 40)


33 posted on 04/23/2014 11:15:13 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Impala64ssa
It must be wonderful to live in sotomayor's little bubble where she is right and everyone who disagrees with her is wrong.

Where is the respect for a counseled differing opinion? Shouldn't we expect that from a Supreme Court justice?

34 posted on 04/23/2014 11:19:33 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Impala64ssa

Take identical twin greyhounds and start training one from an early age, feeding it well and take good care of it. The other is undisciplined, allowed to sit around all day, and is fed nothing but cr@p. Is it any wonder that one dies better than the other in a race? People who grow up in cr@p cultures produce cr@p results.


35 posted on 04/23/2014 11:20:46 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: I want the USA back

She’s a judicial post-turtle. We can count on the Democrats to nominate political hacks who wander in off the street, and the GOP harrumphs loudly, for about two seconds, then goes back to attacking the ‘Tea Party’ because they enjoy being invited to ‘rat cocktail parties and being lionized as ‘enlightened conservatives’, like los Booshes, McCain, McConnell, et al.


36 posted on 04/23/2014 11:24:41 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Impala64ssa
Hey, Sonia, just because you are there doesn't mean you should be there....
37 posted on 04/23/2014 11:24:56 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: TigersEye

Just an ideologue that couldn’t care less about the law or the constitution.


38 posted on 04/23/2014 11:26:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: skeeter
Try this.
39 posted on 04/23/2014 11:27:04 AM PDT by vrwc1
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To: Maverick68
If ever there were an argument against Affirmative Action, her rise to power is it....

I'll do you one better.

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

40 posted on 04/23/2014 11:30:14 AM PDT by Tennessee Conservative
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To: MrB
Yep, she's not fit to sit on a traffic court much less the
SCOTUS. She has no proper concept of jurisprudence at all.
41 posted on 04/23/2014 11:30:33 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I hope she can somehow be wished away after Obama is out of office-her job is to uphold the constitution, not bitch about it...


42 posted on 04/23/2014 11:37:31 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Impala64ssa

Ha! Latina’s defense was “fierce” while Robert’s reply was “tart” (according to AmazonNews 1.0). After reading the parts they offered of each, I’d describe Latina’s dissent as “hyperbolic” and Robert’s reply as “adult.”


43 posted on 04/23/2014 11:42:23 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Impala64ssa

Curious backhanded admission by the Wise Latina that if it were not for special race-based favors, today she’d likely still be living in that same Bronx housing project.


44 posted on 04/23/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Impala64ssa

Mark Levin read some of her “dissent” last night. Total gibberish.


45 posted on 04/23/2014 12:07:07 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Tenacious 1

That would be Lady Liberty. The Statue of Liberty isn’t wearing a blindfold. But your point is correct.


46 posted on 04/23/2014 12:08:46 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Impala64ssa

She certainly seems “inequal” on many fronts to me.


47 posted on 04/23/2014 12:11:50 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: Fledermaus; Cold Heart
That would be Lady Liberty. The Statue of Liberty isn’t wearing a blindfold. But your point is correct.

Ooops! Thank you. Not the Statue of Liberty. Shame and ignominy is heaped upon me.

48 posted on 04/23/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: skeeter

Nope...appears like we can’t see the tart.


49 posted on 04/23/2014 1:04:50 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

This is what happens when a “wide Latina” is selected...


50 posted on 04/23/2014 6:10:09 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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