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Justice Sonia Sotomayor Defends Affirmative Action [Obama's Supreme Court Plant!]
Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2014 | ROBERT BARNES

Posted on 06/22/2014 12:09:34 PM PDT by Steelfish

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Defends Affirmative Action

BY ROBERT BARNES June 22 Justice Sonia Sotomayor said she supports affirmative action in higher education because she believes that alternatives based on geographic or economic status don’t work to ensure a diverse student body.

Sotomayor has said race-conscious programs in the 1970s that opened Ivy League schools to minorities were essential to her rise from the Bronx public housing projects to her admission to Princeton and Yale Law School, where she excelled.

Sotomayor, the court’s first Latina, was asked by George Stephanopoulos in a segment taped for ABC’s “This Week” about programs that might increase diversity in higher education that would be “less fractious” than the use of race.

She said that other programs have not proved as successful in diversifying student bodies and that universities should be able to consider race and not just academic measurements.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; liberalagenda; obama; sotomayor; wiselatina

1 posted on 06/22/2014 12:09:34 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

What else could she say ... “infirmative action” gave us obama, et al.


2 posted on 06/22/2014 12:11:34 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: Steelfish

Her mental faculties and her existence there on the court is more than enough to tell me all I need to know about affirmative action.


3 posted on 06/22/2014 12:12:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Steelfish
It angers me that she thinks it's okay that she took the college and law school places of more qualified students. But in that interview on ABC news, Sotomayer did score one point. That would be that legacy admission give unfair advantage to children of grads.

Except that someone smart enough to be on the Supreme Court should know that two wrongs don't make a right.

4 posted on 06/22/2014 12:13:02 PM PDT by grania
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To: Steelfish

Well, it’s a “wise Latina” who knows how she got her job. It certainly can’t be because she was the caliber of Judge Antonin Scalia or Chief Justice William Rehnquist, God rest his soul.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 12:13:23 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Steelfish

Certain unconstitutional laws are ok if the right groups support them.


6 posted on 06/22/2014 12:13:31 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Steelfish
The purpose of affirmative action is to place people with IQs of 85 into positions for which they are completely unqualified.

Enter Sonia Sotomayor.

7 posted on 06/22/2014 12:14:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Steelfish
Sotomayor has said race-conscious programs in the 1970s that opened Ivy League schools to minorities were essential to her rise from the Bronx public housing projects to her admission to Princeton and Yale Law School, where she excelled.

This isn't as much a defense of affirmative action as it is an indictment.

8 posted on 06/22/2014 12:14:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Steelfish
Well, Justice Sonia Sotomayor ought to know about Affirmaticve Action because she's a prime example of it. A Supreme Court Justice who was promoted to her level of incompetence. A perfect example of the Peter Principal in action.
9 posted on 06/22/2014 12:16:02 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Steelfish

SO she thinks government should discriminate

That worked out so well every other time it was done, not


10 posted on 06/22/2014 12:17:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Steelfish

The questions that should have been asked:

What do you say to those people who were passed over?

Were you “affirmative action’d” onto the Federal courts, including the SC?

Why shouldn’t the SC be composed of the best legal minds?

Why is crime, violence, underachievement the greatest in “diverse” cities?


11 posted on 06/22/2014 12:17:43 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: Steelfish

Sonia, but for the grace of affirmative action.


12 posted on 06/22/2014 12:21:29 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Steelfish

Once stupid, always stupid.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 12:26:10 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“people with IQs of 85”

They want to put ankle bracelets on ille—excuuuse me—”undocumented immigrants.”
It’s like Mike Judge had a crystal ball(s) when he produced the movie `Idiocracy.’


14 posted on 06/22/2014 12:35:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Steelfish
Of course, many minorities think admission to elite colleges is just some sort of lucky lottery. If that were the case, then we could place students with SAT scores of 1000-1100 at Ivy League schools, and they would do just as well as students with scores several hundred or more points higher.

The fact is students with SAT scores below 1300 drop out at a far higher rate than students with higher scores. I don't even know if white students in 1300-1400 range can get into Ivy League schools.

15 posted on 06/22/2014 12:38:27 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: skeeter

LOL.....absolutely!


16 posted on 06/22/2014 12:45:31 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Steelfish

Sotomayor is the perfect example of affirmative action. In a competitive world, her abilities, intellect and experience would qualify her as a paralegal. With that said, there is nothing wrong with being a paralegal. However, a mental midget sitting on the Supreme Court has long term negative consequences to our republic.


17 posted on 06/22/2014 12:46:09 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Steelfish

And the repubpukes put sand in the Vaseline, bent over, and grabbed their knees...............Spit


18 posted on 06/22/2014 12:50:32 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Steelfish

Sonya, baby, if you needed emergency brain surgery, would you be happy to know that your surgeon and your anesthesiologist were unqualified affirmative action placeholders - much like yourself?


19 posted on 06/22/2014 12:59:45 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Steelfish

If anyone needs to prove the folly of legalized racism disingenuously labeled affirmative action, just mosey on down to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


20 posted on 06/22/2014 1:09:10 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Steelfish

Race counts!

Race is the ONLY THING that does!

Now STFU!!!!


21 posted on 06/22/2014 1:33:34 PM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE; mowhommod was a MOLESTER CRIMINAL; sharia is POISON.)
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To: Steelfish

A racist supports racism.

What a surprise.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 1:35:16 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Steelfish
It's not what you "think".
It's not what you "feel".
It's not what you "want" or "wish".

It's what the Constitution SAYS.

Which is why this little commie troll is UNQUALIFIED to be on the SCOTUS

23 posted on 06/22/2014 1:49:38 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Steelfish

The wide Latina would be thanklessly disloyal if she didn’t defend affirmative action, just as others would be thanklessly disloyal if they didn’t defend a meritocracy.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 5:30:18 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Steelfish

Why do we need to ensure a ‘diverse’ student body?


25 posted on 06/23/2014 5:31:35 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Steelfish

How appropriate as a product of affirmative action herself.


26 posted on 07/13/2014 1:07:27 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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