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Becoming a Supreme Court justice was a shock, Sotomayor says
LA Times ^ | June 20, 2014 | By TIMOTHY M. PHELPS

Posted on 06/20/2014 1:25:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

My mving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of New York to being an easily recognized Washington personality was extremely difficult, Sotomayor said.

“People stop treating you like a person,” she said. “It’s hard for someone like me who really likes people and wants to have living room conversations that are not posted on Twitter.”

Her comments came in a wide-ranging and, for a Supreme Court justice, unusually candid conversation about her life during the annual convention of the American Constitution Society, a liberal lawyers group, Thursday evening...

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: judicialactivist; liberalactivist; liberalprogressive; scotus; sotomayor; surrenderliberty; wiselatina

1 posted on 06/20/2014 1:25:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Becoming a Supreme Court justice was a shock, Sotomayor says

The feeling's mutual.

2 posted on 06/20/2014 1:26:34 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Jim Robinson

It was a Maalox moment for the rest of us, too, oh wise Latina.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 1:27:37 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Jim Robinson

My mving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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Thats not shocking. Now if she had been holding a live 220 volt wire AND then the cold water was thrown...

That would have been shocking.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 1:28:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Shocked us all. You weren’t fit for dog catcher. Wise latina my ass!


5 posted on 06/20/2014 1:28:16 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: Yo-Yo

We agree, Sonia. We would not be cruel and ask you to keep on being shocked.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Funny, to the rest of us, it felt like being hit with a panful of used kitty litter...


7 posted on 06/20/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: Jim Robinson

As no information and no favors had been exchanged beforehand to signal the decision!


8 posted on 06/20/2014 1:36:07 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

A humble latino would have turned down the offer as inappropriate given her complete lack of qualification.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 1:38:34 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Yo-Yo
wait three years and then resign. President Cruz will be more than happy to appoint a replacement.
10 posted on 06/20/2014 1:41:25 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

exaaaacly


11 posted on 06/20/2014 1:41:57 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Jim Robinson
...American Constitution Society, a liberal lawyers group ...

Now there's a dichotomy for you.

12 posted on 06/20/2014 1:42:08 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Jim Robinson
“like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Yes, I kind of had a clammy, cold feeling too. If she had that feeling, she should do the honorable thing, and resign. Oh sorry. Silly me, I thought maybe there was some honor among those clowns. I should have known better. There isn't any honor at all. What a sick, foul smelling, putrefying mess these dip sticks have made. Can the damage the libtards have done ever be repaired?

13 posted on 06/20/2014 1:44:01 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: Jim Robinson

For both of us


14 posted on 06/20/2014 1:47:13 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yes, it was a shock. Justice Sonia Sotomayor actually had to come into the office and do actual work. The fact she knows nothing about the law was a problem, but she's delegated her opinion writing to her staff (that's what staff is for). Otherwise, she's settled in to being the SCOTUS post turtle.
15 posted on 06/20/2014 1:49:01 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Mark17

Well yes it can be. But it would need to be as part of a concerted effort to get everything back into sane shape.


16 posted on 06/20/2014 1:50:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s still quite shocking.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 1:52:41 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Yo-Yo
Becoming a Supreme Court justice was a shock, Sotomayor says

"The feeling's mutual."

Right you are. She is too partisan to be fair, and too left leaning to follow the Constitution. ... Shocking, just shocking.

18 posted on 06/20/2014 1:54:15 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It was a shock to all of us, Oh Wise Latina.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 1:58:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think she’s still shocked, permanently. Too shocked to think rationally.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 1:59:07 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yes, it is shocking that someone would be selected for the highest court in the land based on nothing much other than their gender and ethnicity.
21 posted on 06/20/2014 1:59:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jim Robinson

Affirmative action ain’t pretty. When it was “time” for the first woman on the Supreme Court, they picked a judge who was not only sitting on a state court rather than a federal court, but wasn’t even on that state’s highest court. It was a transparent move, and I say this as someone who thinks Sandra Day O’Connor actually was a competent justice.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 2:03:36 PM PDT by jumpingcholla34
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To: jumpingcholla34

Shocks me incessantly! Un-American as they come!


23 posted on 06/20/2014 2:05:16 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

That she would be a janitor in an elementary school would shock me. Talk about unqualified for most anything...


24 posted on 06/20/2014 2:09:56 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey Sonia, I feel your pain. Be glad affirmative action got you a job. And don’t insult me by expressing surprise you got the job.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 2:20:31 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Jim Robinson

In other words, she knows she is unqualified.

And numbskulls like Lindsey Graham voted for this unqualified nominee.


26 posted on 06/20/2014 2:44:30 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Robinson

What difference does it make? The president is elected, but this one is a puppet of puppets. The people around him do all the damage. We elect senators. They show up for votes and do what some unseen folks tell them to do. Judges are apparently the same now.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 2:48:47 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah, no s*** Sherlock

Incompetence beyond description would shock anyone


28 posted on 06/20/2014 3:14:43 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: Jim Robinson
Becoming a Supreme Court justice was a shock, Sotomayor says

Shock to a lot of Americans, too...sweetie!! UGH!!

29 posted on 06/20/2014 3:22:50 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Jim Robinson

““People stop treating you like a person,” she said”

That is because your not a normal person anymore, your a member of an elite group of self-empowered tyrants, who regularly dictate entirely new and entirely unwritten clauses to our Constitution to which all of us are made slaves to serve rather than free men to protected by.

So no your not a person, your a master, a dictator, and technically a tyrant given your power was never envisioned or legitimately ceded in any ‘written’ constitution. It is instead entirely a product of the unwritten “constitution” of your own making that is the source of your demonstratively boundless( thus constitution less) power.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 7:30:45 PM PDT by Monorprise
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