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  • SCOTUS Rules on Police Shooting...and Sotomayor's Scathing Dissent

    04/03/2018 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 184 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a police officer who shot a woman outside of her home in Tucson, Arizona in May 2010. The officer, Andrew Kisela, shot Amy Hughes after she was seen acting "erratically," hacking at a tree with a knife and arguing with her roommate.Kisela and another police officer, Alex Garcia, heard about the report on their patrol car radio and responded. A third police officer, Lindsay Kunz, arrived on the scene on her bicycle.  All three officers drew their guns. At least twice they told Hughes to drop the knife. Viewing the record in...
  • Trump White House Preparing To Replace Liberal Supreme Court Justice?

    01/28/2018 7:15:00 PM PST · by mairdie · 301 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | January 28, 2018 | DCWhispers
    Whispers are rampant throughout D.C. that a vacancy is imminent on the U.S. Supreme Court - one that is currently taken by one of the most liberal members of the Court. It has the Trump White House giddy over the prospect of potentially and forcefully shifting the balance of power on the Court while Democrats in Congress are said to be warning White House staff of a prolonged and brutal fight should President Trump attempt to replace a liberal Justice with a hardline-conservative nominee. The reason for the Justice's alleged departure is said to be "ongoing illness/physical limitations." The first...
  • Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

    01/19/2018 2:34:10 PM PST · by mandaladon · 113 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jan 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a court spokeswoman said. The 63-year-old Sotomayor, one of the nine-member court’s four liberal justices, was diagnosed as a child with type 1 diabetes and has openly discussed her experience with the chronic illness in the past. She was named to the court in 2009 by Democratic former President Barack Obama. “Justice Sotomayor experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning....
  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies
    AP News ^ | December 2017 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide”...
  • Trump Is Right to be Suspicious of Judge- “La Raza” means “Master Race.”

    06/09/2016 4:25:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-9-16 | Matthew Vadum
    Trump Is Right to be Suspicious of Judge And sorry, lefties: “La Raza” means “Master Race.” June 9, 2016 Matthew Vadum    Donald Trump has every right to question the impartiality of a “pro-Mexican” judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit and doing so does not make him a racist or a bigot of any kind. The stampede of weak-kneed Republican office-holders tripping over each other in a frenzied rush to denounce the presumptive GOP nominee for president shows how the Left’s pathological ideas about race continue to dominate the thinking even of so-called conservatives who ought to know better....
  • Newt Gingrich Backtracks on Calling Sonya Sotomayor a Racist

    06/06/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 43 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | June 3, 2009 | John Amato
    Newt Gingrich confirms that he's running for President in 2012 because you know he would never backtrack from a statement like this: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday he shouldn't have called Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist, but said he was still concerned that she would bring bias to her decisions.
  • Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post: Don’t count out non-Trump, non-Cruz candidates yet

    01/18/2016 11:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Waco Tribune ^ | January 19, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    Following the Thursday GOP presidential debate, the campaigns are trying to make the most of their gains and minimize their problems coming out of feisty face-offs with their rivals. Donald Trump is continuing to bash Sen. Ted Cruz over his "New York values" slur; Cruz responded with a snarky dig at liberal politicians, which was non-responsive considering his crack was about the values of New York. More forcefully, Trump is keeping the flap going about Cruz's Goldman Sachs and Citibank loans, telling Jake Tapper, "How are you going to be president if you didn't know about a million-dollar loan from...
  • After Six Years, Sotomayor Says She Still Doesn't 'Belong' on the Supreme Court

    09/08/2015 1:06:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 114 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Even after six years, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor revealed she still doesn’t feel like she belongs on the nation’s most powerful bench. Sotomayor, the first Hispanic ever nominated to serve on SCOTUS, visited Notre Dame University last week for a conversation with NBC correspondent and Notre Dame graduate Anne Thompson. For two hours, in front of a student-packed concert hall, the justice reflected on her experience deliberating on some of the most momentous issues in the nation. Participating in one particular case, Citizens United v. FEC, was “incredibly gratifying,” she said. Yet, though she has made history and played...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Call for Retention Elections for the Supreme Court

    07/04/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/4/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Within the space of just 48 hours, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the president is above the law; that straightforward statutory words may be twisted to mean the opposite of what they say; that discrimination — heretofore, the textbook example of a willful act — can be committed unconsciously, thereby supplanting our constitutional foundation of equal opportunity for all with the totalitarian’s dream of guaranteed outcomes for favored factions; and that five politically unaccountable lawyers, by dint of being issued robes, may impose their vision of the good society on 320 million Americans, reimagining our most basic institutions,...
  • Sotomayor: We’re not taking away your liberty, because we won’t force you to marry a gay person

    04/30/2015 8:55:52 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Ben Johnson
    One moment in the Supreme Court's oral arguments over same-sex “marriage” reveals what an embarrassment Sonia Sotomayor is as a justice. John J. Bursch, who argued on behalf of marriage, said that the people, not five unelected justices, should be able to decide whether to redefine a pillar of society that predates the government and written history. “This case isn't about how to define marriage,” he said. “It's about who gets to decide that question. Is it the people acting through the democratic process, or is it the federal courts? And we're asking you to affirm every individual's fundamental liberty...
  • Ben Carson, Sonia Sotomayor, and homosexuality

    03/11/2015 7:04:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/11/2015 | Lee Culpepper
    Although homosexuality in America is today synonymous with the word gay, only anger and hostility result from questions about what actually defines it. Dr. Ben Carson stoked these flames last week while defending his position on traditional marriage. By now, most of us have heard Dr. Carson suggest that homosexuality in prison proves that being a homosexual comes down to choice, not genetics. Throughout history, the tolerance of any sexual practice has hinged on individual cultures. Dr. Carson’s uncomfortably honest assertion about prison certainly relates to this fact. Sex in prison is often coerced or worse, but that reality doesn’t...
  • Does race really “matter” to Justice Sotomayor?

    10/03/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 3, 2014 | David Berstein
    Judging from her dissent in the Schuette case last term, the answer is, “only when the concept can be manipulated to support her political agenda.” Here’s an excerpt from my Cato Supreme Court Review article on that case. Perhaps the most notable thing about Sotomayor’s opinion, however, is that, as Walter Olson puts it, she “gerrymanders the word race itself a way convenient to her purposes, using it to include Hispanics (who, as official forms remind us, ‘can be of any race’), while breathing not one word about Asian-Americans.”…. It’s bizarre to treat Hispanics but not Asians as a racial...
  • 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...