Skip to comments.Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to ‘wish away’ racial inequality
Posted on 04/23/2014 10:33:55 AM PDT by Impala64ssaEdited 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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I’d like to hear Roberts tart response, but the page isn’t available.
Impeach activist Justice who ignore the Constitution.
Sotomayor: “We’re doing away with racial inequality by having racial inequality! Why doesn’t this make sense to you! You racist!”
If ever there were an argument against Affirmative Action, her rise to power is it....
At least none of our judges on the SC are politically biased. They are all non-partisan students of our Constitution.
Explain to me again. Why does the Statue of Liberty where a blindfold? What is that suppose to mean again?
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.
I reached the gag point with her a LONG time ago!
The wise Latina demonstrates her stupidity.
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.
From the lifetime beneficiary of reverse discrimination programs
Some credibility there, Wise Latina
She will be having people gag for many years.
Wise Latina? Obviously, she is an affirmative-action incompetent.
How very collegial of her.
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 Sotomayors 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.
She’s a complete idiot. She got her job just because she is female and has a “hispanic” surname.
To disagree with the dissents 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.
A wise race-card latina.
She’s a neo-racist, just as we expected. Probably a big supporter of Aztlan, too. And by default, La Raza.
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).
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.
Statue of Liberty wearing a blindfold?
Missed Ghost Busters II did ya:)
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.
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.
Apparently the “Wise Latina” is actually a dumbass.
Sotomayor’s just “dancing with the one who brung her.” Is anyone surprised?
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.
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.
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.
Where is the respect for a counseled differing opinion? Shouldn't we expect that from a Supreme Court justice?
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.
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.
Just an ideologue that couldn’t care less about the law or the constitution.
I'll do you one better.
If ever there were an argument against Affirmative Action, Obama's rise to power is it......
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...
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.”
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.
Mark Levin read some of her “dissent” last night. Total gibberish.
That would be Lady Liberty. The Statue of Liberty isn’t wearing a blindfold. But your point is correct.
She certainly seems “inequal” on many fronts to me.
Ooops! Thank you. Not the Statue of Liberty. Shame and ignominy is heaped upon me.
Nope...appears like we can’t see the tart.
This is what happens when a “wide Latina” is selected...
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