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  • VIDEO: Protester Screams "What About Abortion?" At Sotomayor Hearing (MUST SEE!)

    07/13/2009 8:20:49 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 22 replies · 1,404+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) opening statement was interrupted by a protester who yelled "what about abortion?" and "stop the genocide of unborn Latinos!"
  • The Real Court Radicals (MSM Love Letter to Sotomayor -- BARF ALERT!!!)

    07/13/2009 1:09:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 6 replies · 355+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 07/13/09 | E. J. Dionne
    WASHINGTON -- This week's hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court represent the opening skirmish in a long-term struggle to challenge the escalating activism of an increasingly conservative judiciary. The Senate's Republican minority does not expect to derail Sotomayor, who would be the first Hispanic and only the third woman to serve on the court, and they realize that their attack lines against her have failed to ignite public attention, or even much interest. Her restrained record as a lower court judge has made it impossible to cast her credibly as a liberal judicial activist.
  • Sotomayor and the Second Amendment

    07/12/2009 9:18:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,131+ views ^ | July 12, 2009 | Nelson Lund
    Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor recently held that the Constitution does not protect the right to keep and bear arms against infringement by state and local governments. Her defenders maintain that she was merely applying settled precedent, which only the Supreme Court itself is authorized to reconsider. This is a half truth that conceals more than it reveals. Last year, the Supreme Court resolved a longstanding debate by holding that the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms includes the right of American citizens to have weapons for personal self defense. Accordingly, the Court struck down a D.C. statute...
  • Maddow, Guest Revise History to Smear Sen. Sessions and other GOP Opposition to Sotomayor

    07/11/2009 11:34:18 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies · 665+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    As the confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court appointee Sonia Sotomayor are upon us, the left-wing attack machine had to take a few last shots ranking Senate Judiciary Committee Republican Sen. Jeff Session, Ala., and the Republican Party as a whole. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained the junior Alabama senator would take over the spot after Sen. Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party on her July 10 program, suggesting his selection to the post was part of some rebranding by the GOP. "Republicans have also decided to have Senator Jeff Sessions lead this battle for them," Maddow...
  • Sotomayor backers urge reporters to probe New Haven firefighter

    07/11/2009 8:12:30 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 1,084+ views
    McClatchy News ^ | July 10, 2009 | Michael Doyle and David Lightman
    Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor are quietly targeting the Connecticut firefighter who's at the center of Sotomayor's most controversial ruling. On the eve of Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearing, her advocates have been urging journalists to scrutinize what one called the "troubled and litigious work history" of firefighter Frank Ricci. This is opposition research: a constant shadow on Capitol Hill. "The whole business of getting Supreme Court nominees through the process has become bloodsport," said Gary Rose, a government and politics professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. On Friday, citing in an e-mail "Frank Ricci's troubled and...
  • How Ricci Almost Disappeared

    07/11/2009 12:15:25 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 18 replies · 1,205+ views
    The Ninth Justice ^ | Friday, July 10, 2009 | Stuart Taylor Jr.
    For all the publicity about the Supreme Court's 5-4 reversal of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's decision (with two colleagues) to reject a discrimination suit by a group of firefighters against New Haven, Conn., one curious aspect of the case has been largely overlooked.That is the likelihood that but for a chance discovery by a fourth member of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, the now-triumphant 18 firefighters (17 white and one Hispanic) might well have seen their case, Ricci v. DeStefano, disappear into obscurity, with no triumph, no national publicity and no Supreme Court review.
  • Ricci and the Skills Gap - What leads to unequal results between blacks and whites isn’t racism.

    07/10/2009 9:08:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,335+ views
    City Journal ^ | 7 July 2009 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Supreme Court tweaked the edges of discrimination law in its New Haven firefighters decision last week, but otherwise left the evasions and euphemisms of that hoary edifice largely intact. This is probably as it should be. It is not for the Court to deconstruct our official legal discourse about race unless it is explicitly asked to do so. But the political branches need not be so constrained. Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s upcoming confirmation hearings are the perfect occasion to question the assumptions that underlie the race industry, since Sotomayor, with her history of launching racism accusations, has been, and promises...
  • Sotomayor's secret files: What don't the Democrats want us to see?

    07/09/2009 9:49:57 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 21 replies · 1,130+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 10, 2009 | Editorial
    We wonder what Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has to hide. Her confirmation hearing starts Monday, but the White House refuses to turn over boxes of documents for review about her past. Republican senators requested board meeting minutes of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, where Ms. Sotomayor served on the board of directors from 1980 to 1992. White House Counsel Greg Craig contends that all documents deemed "responsive" already were sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Contrary to White House dodging, these board meetings may be important in evaluating Ms. Sotomayor's legal and policy reasoning because the...
  • NRA Says Sotomayor Is Antigun

    07/07/2009 6:55:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,372+ views
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | July 7, 2009 | Paul Bedard
    The National Rifle Association has finally weighed in on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and while it doesn't come right out and oppose her, it does suggest that she's antigun. In a letter to the Senate from NRA Executive Director Chris Cox, the nation's largest gun-rights group mentions several court cases Sotomayor has reviewed that put limits on the Second Amendment. It even cites a footnote in one case where the court claimed that "the right to possess a gun is clearly not a fundamental right." Dear Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Sessions:I am writing to express the National Rifle...
  • Sen. McCain talks about health care, Sedona effort [also, is undecided on voting for Sotomayor]

    07/06/2009 12:29:26 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,154+ views
    The Daily Courier, Prescott, Ariz. ^ | 2009-07-06 | Joanna Nellans
    Sen. John McCain touched on a variety of topics with The Daily Courier while visiting Prescott July 4, from single-payer health care to a revived push for a national scenic area designation in the Sedona area. . . . . . Other topics with McCain included: . . . . . * Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. McCain said he hasn't decided how he will vote on Sotomayor, especially since he still needs to talk to fellow Sen. Jon Kyl about her. Kyl serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Public Support for Sotomayor Falls After Supreme Court Reversal

    07/01/2009 11:29:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 682+ views
    Rassmussen ^ | 7/1/09 | staff
    A heavily publicized U.S. Supreme Court reversal of an appeals court ruling by Judge Sonia Sotomayor has at least temporarily diminished public support for President Obama's first Supreme Court nominee.
  • Sotomayor now 1-6 in Supreme Court Cases

    06/29/2009 4:47:09 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 24 replies · 928+ views
    One Conservative Voice
    Sotomayor Cases Reviewed by the Supreme Court • Affirmative Action: Ricci v. DeStefano 530 F.3d 87 (2008) - pending (now reversed 5-4) Sotomayor was part of a three-judge panel that ruled in February 2008 to uphold a lower court decision supporting the City of New Haven's decision to throw out the results of an exam to determine promotions within the city's fire department. Only one Hispanic and no African-American firefighters qualified for promotion based on the exam; the City subsequently decided not to certify the results and issued no promotions. In June 2008, Sotomayor was part of a 7-6 majority...
  • Serious Questions About Sotomayor and Race

    06/29/2009 1:38:01 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 8 replies · 534+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2009 | John R. Lott Jr.
    With the Supreme Court narrowly striking down Judge Sonia Sotomayor's decision in the New Haven fire fighter's case, it emphasizes the importance of a single vote and there are renewed questions about her judgment on race. It brings back into focus not only her comments on the superiority of certain racial groups and women, but when combined with her recent comments on the Belizean Grove club indicate a very selective and self serving decisions on deciding when discrimination is occurring. Judge Sonia Sotomayor can't take back her seven speeches over a decade where she talked about women's (or Latina women's)...
  • Rather: Sotomayor Would Be A 'Very Good' Supreme Court Justice

    06/29/2009 12:29:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 670+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Dan Rather sees it and decrees it, Sonia Sotomayor will make a fine Supreme Court justice. So the former CBS Evening News anchor told MSNBC's Carlos Watson this morning. The pair were discussing the impact of the high court's reversal today of Sotomayor's pro-affirmative action ruling in the New Haven firefighters case. View video here.
  • New GOP tack: Will Sotomayor uphold Constitution?

    06/24/2009 6:34:53 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 31 replies · 679+ views
    AP ^ | 6/23/09 | Laurie Kellman
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a new narrative ahead of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, questioning her commitment to constitutional guarantees on the right to keep and bear arms and equal treatment under the law regardless of race or gender. The senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee even questioned whether Sotomayor sufficiently opposes terrorism, citing what he said was the "extensive work" she had done for a group formerly named the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. "This is a group that has taken some very shocking positions with respect to terrorism," Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama...
  • Sonia Sotomayor Worse on Abortion Than David Souter?

    06/23/2009 10:11:09 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 530+ views ^ | June 23, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Sonia Sotomayor Worse on Abortion Than David Souter? Washington, DC -- In a new editorial column appearing in the Washington Times, Charmaine Yoest, the president of Americans United for Life, makes the case that Sonia Sotomayor is worse on abortion than David Souter, the Supreme Court justice President Barack Obama appointed her to replace. Full story at:
  • The View From 1987 Robert Bork

    06/22/2009 2:46:27 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 6 replies · 636+ views
    His name has become a verb, one so crisp and eloquent that it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary: if you've been blocked from appointment to public office, you've been "borked." The term's namesake is Robert Bork, whose path to the Supreme Court was derailed in 1987 by a hostile Senate. As Sonia Sotomayor braces for the same firing line, Bork, 82, sat down with NEWSWEEK for a rare interview. Excerpts: Was it your view that the law on abortion should be left totally to the democratic process? I oppose abortion. But an amazing number of people thought that...
  • VIDEO: Sotomayor: Professional Males Idea Of "Good Idea" Is A Male Image (MUST SEE!)

    06/17/2009 9:34:34 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 10 replies · 562+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 17, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    "I found in my experiences that it's not that men are consciously discriminating against promoting women, but I do believe as people we have self-images about what's good," Sonia Sotomayor told ABC's "Good Morning America" in a 1986 interview. "What's quote-unquote a 'good' lawyer, doctor, or whatever the profession is. And if you're a male who grew up professionally in a male-dominated profession then your image of what a good lawyer is is a male image."
  • Thomas Sowell: Equality or Payback? Is Judge Sotomayor someone in payback mode?

    06/16/2009 1:54:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 746+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 16, 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    June 16, 2009, 0:00 a.m. Equality or Payback? Is Judge Sotomayor someone in payback mode? By Thomas Sowell Back when I was on the receiving end of racial discrimination, it was to me not simply a personal misfortune, or even the misfortune of a race, it was a moral outrage. But not everyone who went through such an experience sees it that way. When it comes to subjecting other people to the same treatment in a later era, some have no real problem with that. They see it as payback. One of the many problems of the payback approach...
  • Sotomayor and Ricci: It's Really Bad

    06/14/2009 5:58:59 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 598+ views
    National Journal ^ | 06/13/2009 | Stuart Taylor
    I admire many things about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, especially her deep compassion for underprivileged people. I may well support her confirmation to the Supreme Court if her testimony next month dispels my concern that her decisions may be biased by the grievance-focused mind-set and the "wise Latina woman" superiority complex displayed in some of her speeches. But close study of her most famous case only enhances my concern. That's the 2008 decision in which a panel composed of Sotomayor and two Appeals Court colleagues upheld New Haven's race-based denial of promotions to white (and two Hispanic) fire-fighters because too few...