Keyword: soniasotomayor

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Watch: SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor Meets Hillary at Costco

    06/14/2014 5:23:41 PM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 06/14/14 | ALEXNBCNEWS
    Saturday at the Costco in Arlington, VA, right outside of Washington, DC, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a surprise stop to see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signing copies of her book, "Hard Choices."
  • Sonia Quotamayor: Product of Affirmative Action

    04/30/2014 9:42:32 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/30/14 | William A. Levinson
    Sonia the Quota, aka Sonia Quotamayor, proved what most people have known for years. Affirmative action means hiring, appointing, or promoting people for the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. Sotomayor is obviously not where she is because of her character or her qualifications. Her own words prove that she is grossly unfit to serve in any responsible judicial capacity in an equal opportunity society. "[W]e ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society. It is this view that works harm, by perpetuating the facile...
  • Justice Sotomayor: Saying it's so, Makes it so

    04/29/2014 7:54:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    The nice thing about modern America is that, if you don't like a certain form of reality, you can always make up your own version. It helps to have a few federal judges in your corner -- such as the ones currently busy with re-imagining marriage as an institution open, on an equality basis, to same-sex as well as different-sex pairings. Then there's Justice Sonia Sotomayor, declaring that a call for no racial discrimination is tantamount to a call for racial discrimination of a very racial, and detestable, sort. Joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sotomayor last week let loose...
  • The Coming End of Affirmative Action

    04/26/2014 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Amidst all the opinions out of the nation's highest court on Tuesday -- majority and minority, concurring in part and dissenting in part, or just too vague to classify -- was there any clear message? Yes. Definitely. But you had to peer through all the legal haze, an admix of angry rhetoric and discreet evasions, in order to divine where the Supreme Court of the United States is headed on the always simmering issue of race-based admissions to the country's colleges and universities. But it's finally headed in the right direction, however many zigs and zags the learned justices may...
  • Sotomayor shows her true colors

    04/24/2014 1:32:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-14 | DrJohn
    I see your true colors And that's why I love you So don't be afraid to let them show Your true colors True colors are beautiful, Like a rainbow- Cindy Lauper As noted here by Curt, the recent SCOTUS ruling caused quite a dustup. Sonia Sotomayor is inclined to shooting her mouth off without thinking. She did it in this ruling and she's done it in the past, and each time she reminds us of the poor decision it was to put her on the Court. In the most recent ruling Sotomayor, employing the Al Sharpton method of association, essentially...
  • Justice Sotomayor and the affirmative action bitter-enders have lost bigtime(Warning-graphic image)

    04/23/2014 6:08:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/23/14 | t lifson
    The American public has woken up to the folly of trying to end racial discrimination by practicing it, dooming affirmative action to a slow death, and the racialist left is not taking the news very well. That is the only conclusion to draw from the extraordinary dissenting opinion yesterday by Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Schuette v BAMN, the case in which the Court upheld Michigan’s law outlawing racial preferences in state-funded higher education. Sotomayor took the unusual step of reading the dissent aloud from the bench, indicating her vehemence. Justice Sotomayor’s dissent was actually longer than all the other opinions...
  • Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

    03/25/2014 5:42:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Nina Totenberg
    There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The female justices were clearly supportive of the contraception mandate, while a majority of the male justices were more skeptical. The lead challenger in the case is the Hobby Lobby corporation, a chain of 500 arts and crafts stores that has 13,000 employees. The owners object to two forms of contraception, IUDs and morning-after...
  • Justices Hear Case on Health Law’s Contraceptive Rule

    03/25/2014 4:48:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 25, 2014 | By ADAM LIPTAK
    In an argument that touched on medical science and moral philosophy, the Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with whether corporations may refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception to their workers based on the religious beliefs of the corporations’ owners. --snip-- Hobby Lobby told the justices that it had no problem offering coverage for many forms of contraception, including condoms, diaphragms, sponges, several kinds of birth control pills and sterilization surgery. But drugs and devices that may prevent embryos from implanting in the womb are another matter, the company said; its owners believe those would make the company complicit in...
  • Cruz, Cornyn Join Hobby Lobby in Obamacare Legal Fight

    03/25/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will begin hearing oral arguments in two high profile cases regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The two cases are Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. These two cases deal with the religious freedom aspects of the ACA and how it applies to individual businesses. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas offering his continuing support for the two companies who have taken the federal government to court. "The Supreme Court has the opportunity to affirm our...
  • Hobby Lobby case fuels bigotry: Column (Gay Epis Bishop strikes again)

    03/25/2014 12:00:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    USA Today (title and link only) | March 24, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/03/24/hobby-lobby-obamacare-contraception-supreme-court-column/6838853/
  • Supreme Court signals support for corporate religious claims

    03/25/2014 11:43:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/25/14 | Lawrence Hurley - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised on Tuesday to open the door to companies' religious-based objections to government regulations as justices weighed whether business owners can object to part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. It was unclear whether the companies objecting to the regulation requiring them to provide insurance coverage that includes contraception would win overall, but a majority of the nine justices seemed ready to rule that companies had the same religious rights to object as individuals do. In one of the biggest cases of the year, the court heard an extended 90-minute oral argument,...
  • Sotomayor, Kagan: Hobby Lobby Should Drop Insurance, Pay Penalty and Let Employees Use Exchange

    03/25/2014 12:27:37 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 121 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/25/2014 | Penny Starr
    During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees Chief Justice Roberts interjected that this was in opposition to what Hobby Lobby presented in its lawsuit. “I thought – I thought that part of the religious commitment of the owners was to provide health care for its employees,” Roberts said and Clements agreed. “Well, if they want...
  • US Supreme Court reviews gun law for domestic violence offenders (Lautenberg Amendment)

    01/16/2014 3:55:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 50 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan 16, 2014
    Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court heard arguments as it struggles to determine whether domestic violence offenders could be barred from possessing a firearm even if they have only committed minor offenses. The high court's nine justices took up the case of James Castleman, who argues that his domestic assault conviction in Tennessee for intentionally or knowingly causing "bodily injury" to the mother of his child did not prohibit him under federal law from owning a gun. Investigators later learned that he was illegally trafficking guns, and Castleman was charged with violating a ban on gun possession for people...
  • Obama Picks on Someone His Own Size: Little Sisters of the Poor Catholic Nuns

    01/12/2014 5:55:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    Cwontheweb wrote: HEY: Townhall dummies... this site is owned and operated by your natural enemies... and they try to keep you fighting over welfare for workers who cannot afford to live on the wages paid by offshoring gangsters... multi national thieves... and robber barons. OF course they defend Chase, Dimon, all the boys on Wall St... this site is there to teach you that the gansters are the good guys... and the $7 an hour worker is the enemy...dum dum dum.;.... there will never EVER be another Republican president until and unless the GOP becomes the party of MAIN ST...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor: Doing God’s Work. Fighting Goliath

    01/11/2014 8:09:16 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    http://www.patheos.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Rebecca Hamilton
    The Little Sisters of the Poor, the stand up nuns who’ve taken on the Obama administration over the HHS Mandate, are a bunch of tough customers. I mean that in the best understanding of the word “tough.” Providing frail elderly people with loving care on a 24/7 basis is work that would make the average Navy Seal turn weak in the knees. When I say 24/7, I mean twenty-four hours, right around the clock; every single day, right around the calendar. Caring for a frail elderly person is more demanding in a lot of ways than caring for a toddler....
  • Little Sisters in the Political Madhouse - “President Obama vs. The Little Sisters of the Poor”

    01/09/2014 2:38:40 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    First Things ^ | January 9, 2014 | Pete Spiliakos
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has blocked the administration’s mandate that the Little Sisters of the Poor contract to provide contraception coverage to their employees. That the case has gone this far illustrates the sickness of the left, the complacence of our popular media culture, and the weakness (partly self-inflicted) of President Obama’s political opponents. The Little Sisters of the Poor provide nursing home care to the elderly poor. They are giving the old, indigent, and isolated not only a place to live, but the care rooted in a kind of personal love that neither the government nor business...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Sue Obama: Don’t Force us to Obey HHS Abortion Mandate

    09/25/2013 4:14:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Catholic religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration asking the courts to protect them from being forced to comply with the HHS abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. Yesterday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of Sisters dedicated to caring for the elderly poor. Without relief, the Little Sisters face millions of dollars in IRS fines because they cannot comply with the government’s...
  • Can Little Sisters Be Saved From ObamaCare?

    12/20/2012 3:57:18 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 20, 2012
    First Amendment: A federal appeals court has reinstated lawsuits from two religious colleges against the HHS contraception mandate, saying promises to rework it aren't enough. Can a group of nuns helping the poor be protected? On Tuesday, a chink in ObamaCare's armor developed as a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., reinstated lawsuits by Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College that had been dismissed by lower courts on the grounds the two schools had not yet suffered or demonstrated real harm by a law not yet fully implemented. The lower courts ruled the schools had to wait until the oncoming...
  • Obama's HHS mandate will destroy the Little Sisters of the Poor's ministry to the elderly

    03/10/2012 8:24:52 AM PST · by No One Special · 20 replies
    Pundit & Pundette ^ | March 9, 2012 | jillat
    This will make you angry. Via the Catholic News Agency: Baltimore, Md., Mar 8, 2012 / 12:34 am (CNA).- The Little Sisters of the Poor say the HHS contraception and sterilization mandate threatens their continued ministry to the impoverished elderly. They are “strongly objecting” to the federal rule and say it should be repealed as soon as possible. “Because the Little Sisters of the Poor cannot in conscience directly provide or collaborate in the provision of services that conflict with Church teaching, we find ourselves in the irreconcilable situation of being forced to either stop serving and employing people of...
  • ObamaCare's Mandate To Shut Down Little Sisters Of The Poor

    09/28/2013 3:37:31 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 28, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ObamaCare: A group of nuns dedicated to caring for the elderly poor is suing to prevent an uncaring administration from shutting down their compassionate order over their refusal to obey the contraception mandate. There is no clearer or sadder example of the Obama administration's war on the First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty than the demand by the Department of Health and Human Services to violate their religious consciences or pay heavy fines. HHS has ruled that if the Sisters don't offer insurance policies to their employees that include free coverage for sterilization procedures, artificial contraceptives and abortifacients, these vowed-to-poverty...
  • Sonia Sotomayor Grants ObamaCare Contraception Stay

    01/03/2014 6:46:43 PM PST · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 3, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ObamaCare: In bad news for a White House intent on shredding the First Amendment, a Supreme Court justice has exempted a group of nuns from the mandate to provide contraceptive coverage in health plans. Just hours before ObamaCare's birth-control mandate was to take effect, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday issued a last-minute stay in response to a case brought by the Denver-based Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged against the Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. government is "temporarily enjoined from enforcing against applicants the contraceptive coverage requirements imposed by the Patient Protection...
  • Obama: yes to terrorism abetter, no to little sisters of the poor

    01/04/2014 9:33:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1-3-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    After five years of an increasingly radical presidency, it comes to this: the Obama administration has released Lynne Stewart, convicted of abetting a notorious terrorist, but is litigating in order to coerce a group of nuns who embody compassion. Isn’t this what Communists used to do when they came to power — release the “political prisoners” and harass the deeply religious? President Obama’s supporters say he’s not out to get the Little Sisters of the Poor. To escape federal punishment that threatens to end to their charitable work they need only sign a piece of paper. But that’s also how...
  • ObamaCare’s contraception fight against the Little Sisters of the Poor

    01/04/2014 2:34:12 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2014
    Though he’s had plenty of opportunities to compromise on his overreaching contraceptive mandate, President Obama has defiantly refused them all. Now he’s fighting a group of nuns in US Supreme Court. The nuns are the Little Sisters of the Poor, and they run nursing homes for the elderly. The Little Sisters argue they should not be forced to offer coverage that violates their religious convictions. The Obama argument is astounding. The gist is that the nuns really aren’t religious enough to qualify for the church exemption. The administration backs up that position with hefty fines for the Little Sisters if...
  • Eric Holder fighting Little Sisters of the Poor ‘tooth and nail’ over contraception

    01/04/2014 2:22:01 PM PST · by grundle · 58 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    One would assume that a lawyer would think twice before suing an order of nuns called the Little Sisters of the Poor, but not Attorney General Eric Holder. Fox News host Megyn Kelly reported that he’s going after them “tooth and nail” on the Friday night edition of “The Kelly Files.” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted an order on Dec. 31 temporarily restraining the federal government from enforcing Obamacare’s contraception mandate against the Denver-based Catholic order of nuns. Had Holder’s Justice Department done nothing, the government would have eventually been permanently enjoined from enforcing the mandate against the sisters....
  • A Central Deception in the Obama Administration’s Case Against the Little Sisters of the Poor

    01/04/2014 2:15:53 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2014 | David French
    Imagine if the government said to a religious employer, “We’re not going to require you to pay for abortions, but we will require you to provide employees with a document that entitles them to a free abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic down the street.” Would anyone think for a moment that respected religious liberty? Yet that’s the essence of the government “accommodation” here. The Little Sisters object to providing an abortion/contraception voucher — a voucher that could be redeemed for free abortifacients at the discretion of a third-party administrator. So, no, this is not an argument about a form....
  • Little Sisters threatened by HHS mandate, lawyers argue

    01/04/2014 6:42:52 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    cna ^ | January 3, 2014
    A resident and a sister arrange flowers at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Mullen Home in Denver, CO in this undated file photo. Credit: El Pueblo Catolico/James Baca. Washington D.C., Jan 3, 2014 / 05:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite the claims of the U.S. Justice Department, the demands of the federal contraception mandate threaten the continued works of service performed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, their attorneys say. Eric Rassbach, deputy general counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing the religious sisters in court, charged that the government's claim amounts to “doublespeak” and...
  • Obamacare birth control mandate doesn't violate nuns' rights: US ('Just submit and it will be OK')

    01/04/2014 5:18:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    AFP ^ | 1/4/2013
    The US Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to throw out a challenge from a nuns' group against a birth control mandate in the Obamacare health reform law. The Little Sisters of the Poor had asked the US high court to exempt it from the controversial birth control clause, saying that providing birth control was contrary to its religious beliefs. The US government, in its written response, asked the court to lift the temporary block on birth control, arguing that the provision does not apply to the nuns anyway. The Little Sisters' lawsuit is "not about the availability...
  • Justice Sotomayor to Drop Ball, Not Gavel, on 2014 Times Square Countdown [Celebrity Justice!]

    12/29/2013 1:03:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    NYTimes ^ | December 29, 2013
    Justice Sotomayor to Drop Ball, Not Gavel, on 2014 Times Square Countdown December 29, 2013 NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will take center stage among about 1 million revelers in New York's Times Square to usher in 2014 by pressing the button to lower the iconic countdown ball, organizers said on Sunday. New York native Sotomayor will join pop star Lady Gaga, boxing great Muhammad Ali as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton among those who have had the honor of starting the ball drop, which organizers said will be watched by an estimated 1...
  • Sonia Sotomayor Goes On Sesame Street And Ruins Every Little Girl's Dream (Watch Video)

    11/13/2012 6:53:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/13/2012 | Abby Rogers
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped by Sesame Street last week to essentially dash Abby Cadabby's hopes of having a career as a princess. "Abby pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career," Sotomayor told the pink puppet in a clip that gained prominence on BuzzFeed, the Washington Post, and TIME . Instead, the justice recommended little girls go to school so they can be a teacher, lawyer, or "even a scientist." CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • Happy Birthday Constitution – Hope It Is Not Your Last

    09/17/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Happy birthday, Constitution! Today marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of this unique and prescient document. Every American should take a moment to reflect on what a treasure we have in America. Our constitutional republic has survived for over two centuries. The Framers of the Constitution believed in a separation of powers, so that no government—and certainly no particular branch of government—would become so mighty, so imperial, as to threaten the God-given freedom of the People. And so they created a House of Representatives to represent the people in proportion to the population of a state. They created a...
  • RINO Orrin Hatch forced into first ever primary; Lugar's situation worsening

    04/24/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/2012 | Doug Book
    After 6 terms in the United States senate, long time RINO Orrin Hatch will face his first primary battle after failing to attain the necessary 60% of delegate votes at Saturday’s Utah Republican convention. After falling 32 votes short of the required total on the final ballot, Hatch will take on conservative Republican Dan Liljenquist on June 26th. In 2010 Hatch watched nervously as Utah colleague Robert Bennett was removed from the Senate in his own primary contest, a victim of having too often sold-out the conservative Republican base. Concerned with mounting criticism of his own predilection for confirming Marxists...
  • Supreme Court to hear key climate-change appeal (Sotomayor recuses herself from the case)

    12/06/2010 2:30:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The Supreme Court signaled its interest in the debates over global warming, the use of courts to impose costs on energy producers, and potentially the reach of executive branch agencies. The court accepted an appeal from eight states over a lawsuit that would have forced by court order energy producers to lower greenhouse-gas emissions, a blow to the plaintiffs that wanted to limit energy production by filing public-nuisance lawsuits: The U.S. Supreme Court will take on another landmark global warming lawsuit, the high court announced today.The court will hear an appeal next year from electric utilities in the high-profile American...
  • Don't Give Trial Lawyers This Booster Shot

    10/27/2010 10:23:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The American ^ | October 15, 2010 | John E. Calfee
    Anyone who thinks the vaccine case now before the Supreme Court is merely a matter of giving injured plaintiffs their day in court has misconceived the stakes for those who reap the benefits of vaccines. The U.S. Supreme Court has just heard oral arguments in the case of Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, in which the parents of a severely disabled child wish to sue the manufacturer of a childhood vaccine for causing their child’s disability. At this stage, the dispute is over a purely legal issue: the scope of federal preemption. The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act largely removed childhood...
  • Supreme Court rejects case of woman ejected from Bush speech

    10/12/2010 2:55:41 PM PDT · by thecodont · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | October 12, 2010|9:15 a.m. | By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court turned down a lawsuit today against aides to former President George W. Bush for having ejected a Colorado woman from one of his public speeches because her car had a bumper sticker that said "No More Blood for Oil." By a 7-2 vote, the court let stand a ruling that held the president is free to select his audience at public speeches and to have his aides remove persons who may disagree with him. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented, saying the Constitution does not permit officials to exclude persons simply "for holding...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's first vote is against an execution

    10/28/2010 5:41:14 AM PDT · by jda · 34 replies
    Los Angela Times ^ | 27 October 2010 | David G. Savage
    Justice Elena Kagan cast her first recorded vote on the Supreme Court late Tuesday, joining the liberals in dissent when the high court cleared the way for the execution of an Arizona murderer. The 5-4 ruling overturned orders by a federal judge in Phoenix and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that had stopped the execution by lethal injection of Jeffrey Landrigan. A judge had put the execution on hold because she said she was "left to speculate" whether this drug was safe for its intended use. "There is no evidence in the record to suggest...
  • Top liberal law prof advised Obama not to pick ‘bully’ Sonia Sotomayor [calls her Aff Action hire]

    10/28/2010 12:37:22 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    One wonders how Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center managed to get a hold of a private letter sent to President Obama by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe advising him against nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but be that as it may, its contents are quite interesting and show just how nakedly political Tribe’s view of a justice really is and also how little he thinks of Sotomayor. In the May 2009 letter (PDF link here), Tribe advises Obama to refrain from choosing Sotomayor because “she’s not nearly as smart as she seems to think...
  • Tribe to Obama: Sotomayor Is “Not Nearly As Smart As She Seems To Think She Is”

    10/28/2010 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/28/10 | Ed Whelan
    I’ve obtained a copy of an interesting letter that Harvard law professor Larry Tribe wrote to his protégé, President Barack Obama, in the immediate aftermath of Justice Souter’s announcement of his decision to retire from the Court. I will post a PDF of the letter shortly. [Update: Here’s the letter.] In the meantime, I’ll call attention, in this post and two or three others, to some of its highlights. The express purpose of Tribe’s letter is to urge that Obama nominate Elena Kagan to the Souter vacancy. But before making his affirmative case for Kagan, Tribe argues strongly against the...
  • Will Robert Downey Jr. Play Her in the Movie?: Sonia Sotomayor Gets the Comic Book Treatment

    05/05/2010 10:37:55 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 274+ views
    New York Lawyer ^ | May 5, 2010 | By Marcia Coyle
    WASHINGTON - US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor has attained true stardom. This month, she joins House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Vice President Al Gore and conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh in having her own comic book. Describing the four as "some of the most fascinating and polarizing figures on the national political stage," Bluewater biography comics is publishing separate comic books on each that will be in comic book stores tomorrow. "These four individuals represent some of the most influential and historic figures of the 21st century," said Bluewater president Darren Davis in a statement. "Each has a...
  • CA: DeVore campaign response to CA Pro-Life Council Endorsement of Carly Fiorina

    05/04/2010 2:34:08 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 366+ views
    Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate (e-mail) | 4 May 2010 | Joshua Trevińo
    DeVore campaign response to CA Pro-Life Council Endorsement of Carly Fiorina from Josh Trevino, campaign Communications Director Joe Garofoli at the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the California Pro-Life Council will tomorrow endorse Carly Fiorina. I find this rather astonishing, given Fiorina's record -- or lack thereof -- on pro-life issues. It certainly does not stand to reason that the Council would endorse a candidate who has .... 1) .... no record of pro-life activism whatsoever. 2) .... affirmed her willingness to confirm pro-abortion judges. 3) .... demonstrated an ignorance of pressing pro-life issues. 4) .... publicly stated that...
  • Carly Fiorina outlines her anti-abortion stance (also, Feinstein a "fine senator," McCain admired)

    04/03/2010 11:17:56 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 40 replies · 1,021+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3 April 2010 | Joe Garofoli
    Carly Fiorina outlines her anti-abortion stance Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, who has been trying to appeal to conservatives in a tough, three-way primary race, said Friday that one of the senators she admires most is a Democrat: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. "Sen. Feinstein has been a fine senator for the state of California, and has accomplished a great deal. I would describe her as a pragmatic problem-solver," Fiorina told Chronicle reporters and editors during an interview with the newspaper's editorial board. "I admire her, I respect her. I like her. I think and I hope she would say...
  • Another Radical Judge

    11/10/2009 5:48:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 909+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 10, 2009
    Federal Bench: Yet another judicial nominee seeks to impose the "empathy" standard on the courts. He thinks judges should base rulings on a plaintiff's status, legislate from the bench and amend the Constitution. Indiana federal judge David Hamilton stands poised to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to assume a seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals serving Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. He's a former fundraiser for Acorn and a former leader of the Indiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He is also another in a series of activist judges who believe the U.S. Constitution is not...
  • High Court Targets Chicago's Gun Ban

    10/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 2,517+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Gun Control: The Supreme Court agrees to decide if the Second Amendment applies to all of us, or just Washington, D.C. Why would the Founders put in the Bill of Rights something applying only to a federal enclave? In a 5-4 decision last year written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court overturned a draconian District of Columbia gun ban enacted 32 years ago that barred private ownership of handguns at all. Scalia wrote that an individual's right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted. The court ruled that...
  • Supreme Pride for Sotomayor [race-before-reason Puerto Rico editorial]

    08/10/2009 12:57:43 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 2 replies · 771+ views
    (English-language translation) Yesterday's media headlines in Puerto Rico and the United States leave no room for doubt over the historical impact the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th justice to join the United States Supreme Court has. The fact that the judge, the daughter of Puerto Rican parents, is the third woman to reach the highest court in the U.S. is in itself historic. In addition, however, she is the first member of the Hispanic community to join this body which interprets the application of the American Constitution. This factor is a transcendental step in making the Supreme...
  • Sonia Sotomayor Sworn-In As Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court - Video 8/8/09

    08/08/2009 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 1,446+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 8, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sonia Sotomayor being sworn-in today as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She will be "invested as a member of the Court" on September 8 in a special session of the Supreme Court. But the swearing-in today allows her to begin her work as an Associate Justice. Sotomayor took the oath with her mother holding a Bible and her brother standing beside her. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the Oath, holding the text of the oath in his hands. . . .(Watch Video)
  • If she was a wise white woman

    08/06/2009 2:44:56 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 1 replies · 215+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 08062009 | TDC
    “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
  • Sen. Al Franken Announces Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court - Video 8/6/09

    08/06/2009 12:59:59 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 33 replies · 753+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sonia Sotomayor being confirmed by the U.S. Senate as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Her confirmation was announced by Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota as he presided in the Senate Session. Sotomayor was confirmed by a 68-31 vote, and becomes the 111th person to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic to sit on the high court. She replaces Justice David Souter, who was always a reliable liberal vote on the court. . . . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Senate Opens Debate on Sotomayor for Supreme Court ( No Racists! )

    08/04/2009 9:24:04 AM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 566+ views
    townhall.com ^ | August 04, 2009 | staff
    The Senate's top Republican said Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor fails the test of impartiality despite her impressive background, while the senior Democrat defended her as a mainstream moderate, as the Senate prepared to debate the judge expected to be confirmed as the first Hispanic and third female justice. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada previewed their parties' dueling arguments Tuesday over President Barack Obama's nominee, who is expected to sail through the Senate this week with bipartisan support. Most GOP senators have lined up against Sotomayor, but a handful are siding with...
  • Shock: McCain voting no on Sotomayor

    08/03/2009 2:52:54 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 40 replies · 1,899+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So much for my prediction of 75 votes to confirm; with Sessions, Kyl, and now even Maverick against her, she’ll be lucky to break 70. I’m honestly stunned, for the same reason Hotline is: McCain voted against Sotomayor’s nomination to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in ‘98, so his decision is not entirely surprising. But like his friend and GOP colleague, Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC), McCain has decried the politicization of judicial nominations that led to a failed Dem filibuster of Justice Samuel Alito. Graham, citing a desire to “start over” on the Senate’s advise and consent role, was...
  • Zogby/O'Leary Poll Reveals Majority of Voters Will Oppose Senators Who Vote to Confirm an...

    08/03/2009 7:48:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 2,782+ views
    The O'Leary Report ^ | August 3, 2009 | NA
       Zogby/O'Leary Poll Reveals Majority of Voters Will Oppose Senators Who Vote to Confirm an Anti-Second Amendment Supreme Court Nominee Strong Majority of Independents, Democrats and Obama Voters Support the Right to Carry a FirearmWashington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 3, 2009 -- Next week the full U.S. Senate will vote on whether or not to confirm President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor. Many analysts are predicting a mostly party-line vote, however, a recent poll conducted by Zogby International and The O'Leary Report may give Senators from both parties some pause. (The poll was conducted July 21-24, surveyed 4,470 voters,...
  • Democrats Warn GOP Of Backlash For Opposing Sonia Sotomayor

    07/29/2009 11:51:04 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 19 replies · 657+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/30/09 | talkradio03
    What a bunch of hypocritical fools these leaders are in the Democratic Party...They are giving us a warning, yet forget their own history...