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  • 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...
  • Sotomayor: 'I'm Very Optimistic About The Power of Minorities

    03/11/2014 12:06:27 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 59 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3/11/2014 | staff
    On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stated that she believed that women and minorities had to crash the halls of power in order to “change the dialogue in this country.” She said that “money” was the obstacle to women and minorities having a say in government, adding, “we’re going to have to work the political system at the highest level.” Sotomayor was speaking at the University of Washington, pushing her book, My Beloved Life. A student questioned if she was optimistic about the future of the country. She stated, “I’m very optimistic about the power of minorities to change...
  • Sotomayor Issues Challenge to a Century of Corporate Law- (Corporations Have NO Rights!)

    09/17/2009 8:51:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies · 995+ views
    WSJ ^ | 9-17-2009 | Jess Braven
    WASHINGTON -- In her maiden Supreme Court appearance last week, Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a provocative comment that probed the foundations of corporate law. During arguments in a campaign-finance case, the court's majority conservatives seemed persuaded that corporations have broad First Amendment rights and that recent precedents upholding limits on corporate political spending should be overruled. But Justice Sotomayor suggested the majority might have it all wrong -- and that instead the court should reconsider the 19th century rulings that first afforded corporations the same rights flesh-and-blood people have. Judges "created corporations as persons, gave birth to corporations as persons,"...
  • Sotomayer Overlooks All 14 Supreme Court Self-Defense Cases

    07/23/2009 8:16:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies · 1,001+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | 22 July, 2009 | Alan Korwin
    Washington, DC - -(AmmoLand.com)- In Congressional testimony, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayer claimed she couldn’t think of a self-defense case having come before the Supreme Court, adding, “I could be wrong, but I can’t think of one.” Independent research shows that fourteen separate Supreme Court cases, from 1895 to 1985, addressed every basic aspect of personal self defense. All of them held that self defense is a valid, justifiable and long-standing tenet of American law. The Bloomfield Press book “Supreme Court Gun Cases” (Kopel, Halbrook, Korwin), released in 2003 and in the Supreme Court’s library, covers the 92 High Court...
  • The week judicial liberalism gave up

    07/18/2009 5:20:03 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies · 895+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 18 july 09 | Patrick McIlheran
    Sonia Sotomayor, all concede, will be confirmed. Since Democrats hold an unassailable majority in the Senate, the appointee of a popular Democratic president would ascend to the Supreme Court even if no Republicans were seized by senatorial courtesy or deference to the Latino vote. She will be confirmed. So who cares that Sotomayor's sudden conversion away from any previous "progressive" views is so transparent? Republicans suspect she's not really past all that wise-Latina stuff, but does that matter? Yes. Quite a bit, actually. It's worth pointing out, first, just how noticeable has been Sotomayor's switch. Take the infamous matter of...
  • "No Controlling Legal Authority" to Self Defense -- Sotomayer

    07/15/2009 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 77 replies · 3,021+ views
    AIP News.com ^ | 07/15/09 | Pascal Fervor
    I just heard a soundbite of the following question "Do you believe that an individual has the right to self defense?" and Sonia Sotomayer's response to it:"I don't believe the court has addressed that issue.... but I could be wronnnnnnng." Evading the question of whether or not an individual has the right to self defense calls to question her intelligence and her decency BIG TIME. Charges are dropped based on the presumption of self defense all the time. People have been exonerated forever based on a determination of self defense. But Sotomayer, rather than simply say "Yes," the answer that...
  • New poll not good news for Sotomayor or Obama

    07/12/2009 5:56:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 1,107+ views
    LA Examiner ^ | July 12, 2009 | Marc Rubin
    A new CNN poll has revealed numbers that are hardly a ringing endorsement either of President Obama or his nominee to the Supreme Court. Regarding CNN's polling, there is a large disparity between their poll that says 72% feels Obama "inspires confidence" and their poll that shows that only 47% has confidence in his decision to nominate Sotomayor. It calls into question the accuracy of CNN's polling and whether Obama's positive numbers in other polls are skewed. The fact that only 70% of Democrats want to see her confirmed is also a poor number. One would think the number would...
  • Appeals Court Supports Local Gun Bans

    06/04/2009 11:46:59 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 32 replies · 739+ views
    Chicago Breaking News Center ^ | June 3, 2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. appeals court in Chicago upheld the strict gun-control ordinances in Chicago and suburban Oak Park on Tuesday, setting the stage for a Supreme Court battle over whether the 2nd Amendment and its protection for gun owners extends to state and municipal laws. In a 3-0 decision, the 7th Circuit judges said they were bound by legal precedents that held the 2nd Amendment applies only to federal laws.The latest ruling also may undercut a criticism leveled at Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court. In January, she joined a three-judge ruling in New York...
  • PROBABLE CAUSE FOR REJECTING JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR (Ann Coulter, 10/17/1997)

    05/31/2009 3:46:36 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies · 2,878+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 17 OCTOBER 1997
    Human Events; 10/17/97, Vol. 53 Issue 39, p11, 2/3p, 1 bw On July 1, 1992, Nelson Castellanos was arrested in New York City outside his apartment in Harlem and charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He was holding the keys to his apartment and a white shopping bag containing about $10,000, mostly in $1 and $20 bills. That evening, pursuant to a warrant, federal Drag Enforcement Agency (DEA) personnel searched his apartment and found over 1,200 grams of cocaine, six live rounds of ammunition, a .44 caliber revolver and incriminating notebooks. All this evidence was thrown out by District Court...
  • Racial Talk in the Academy - Sotomayor fits right in.

    05/31/2009 3:16:06 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 278+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/31/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Ann Althouse observes that racist talk and attitudes pervade the universities. We nurture racial analysis. We create a school of thought and hire people to write about Critical Race Theory. What Sotomayor said was actually a weak, feel-good version of the kind of racial talk that is widespread in the legal academy. And ... I should add, in the media, in mainline churches, and wherever Liberals talk to each other. Althouse suggests Still, those who want law to be color-blind have an fine opportunity to play off that quote. Whether calling Sotomayor a "racist" is the best rhetoric is another...
  • Williams Cues Up Obama to Agree: 'That's One of Those She'd Rather Have Back'

    05/30/2009 10:42:16 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 20 replies · 669+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 05/30/09 | Brent Baker
    NBC provided a platform Friday for President Obama to fire back at conservative critics of his Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, as Brian Williams cued him up to agree her comment that a Latina judge would make better decisions than a white male one, is “one of those she'd rather have back.” Obama naturally agreed as NBC Nightly News aired his response for an uninterrupted two-plus minutes -- an eternity on TV news. Fill-in anchor Lester Holt led with how “critics on the right tonight are finding some traction in comments she made back in 2001 suggesting a female Hispanic...
  • First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster...hopes for Clean Process

    05/30/2009 10:35:56 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 2 replies · 510+ views
    Political Punch ^ | 05/30/09 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama's expressed hope today in his weekly address "that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this (Supreme Court nomination) process, and Congress, in the past" runs against another historical first for the 44th president: his unique role in history as the first US President to have ever voted to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee. So while there is little indication Republicans intend to filibuster President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the GOP will likely invoke the President's unique history whenever he calls their tactics into question. In January...
  • Sotomayor's a lightweight

    05/30/2009 10:19:04 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 32 replies · 1,312+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/29/09 | Pat Buchanan
    When you think about it, Sonia Sotomayor is the perfect pick for the Supreme Court – in Barack Obama's America. Like Obama, himself a beneficiary of affirmative action, she thinks "Latina women," because of their life experience, make better judicial decisions than white men, that discrimination against white men to advance people of color is what America is all about, that appellate courts are "where policy is made" in the United States. To those who don't believe the depiction of our first Hispanic justice as an anti-white, liberal judicial activist, hearken to her own words. Speaking at Berkeley in 2001,...
  • Sotomayor’s Eminent Domain Stance: What Does It Mean for Cities? (anti-property rights)

    05/29/2009 11:38:44 AM PDT · by pissant · 3 replies · 397+ views
    Streetsblog.org ^ | 5/29/09 | Elanor Shore
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is dominating the conversation in Washington as analysts begin to dig into her past rulings. And while she has yet to weigh in on abortion, the judge has spoken loud and clear on an issue of interest to livable streets advocates: eminent domain. As a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Sotomayor ruled against property owners in Didden v. Village of Port Chester, a case that centered on plans for a CVS drug store in Westchester County. Lawyer and blogger Ilya Somin, who urged the Supreme Court to consider the Didden case, has...
  • Forget Whether She Qualifies as a "Racist." Would Judge Sotomayor Qualifiy as a Juror?

    05/29/2009 11:34:48 AM PDT · by AuntB · 37 replies · 1,398+ views
    National review ^ | May 29, 2009 | Andy McCarthy
    In every trial — every single trial — judges solemnly instruct American citizens who are compelled to perform jury duty that they will have a sworn obligation to decide cases objectively — without fear or favor. If a person is unwilling or unable to do that, if the person believes he or she has a bias or prejudice, especially one based on a belief that people are inferior or superior due to such factors as race, ethnicity, or sex, the person is not qualified to be a juror. Indeed, prospective jurors are told that they are not qualified if they...
  • Sotomayer Quote/Vanity

    05/29/2009 10:50:00 AM PDT · by pantherskincreek · 9 replies · 383+ views
    Came across this: Check out Sotomayor's most liked quote in her Princeton yearbook: "I am not a champion of lost causes, but of causes not yet won." - Norman Thomas Norman Thomas was a leading American socialist and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
  • Sen. Cornyn shuns Limbaugh and Gingrich, calls it "terrible" to accuse Judge Sotomayor of racism

    05/29/2009 12:40:33 AM PDT · by balch3 · 105 replies · 6,107+ views
    Dallasnews.com ^ | may 28, 2009 | Todd J. Gillman
    Sen. John Cornyn tonight repudiated the allegation that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is "racist" - and he distanced himself in no uncertain terms from the conservative opinion leaders who leveled that charge against the Supreme Court nominee, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and talk show host Rush Limbaugh. "I think it's terrible. This is not the kind of tone that any of us want to set when it comes to performing our constitutional responsibilities of advice and consent," Cornyn told NPR's "All Things Considered." The racism allegation - and efforts to pressure Sotomayor to withdraw from consideration for the court -...
  • For Republicans, Court Fight Risks Losing Hispanics to Win Conservatives

    05/28/2009 6:56:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies · 2,325+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2009 | Adam Nagourney
    President Obama’s selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for a seat on the Supreme Court has put the Republican Party in a bind, forcing it to weigh the cost of aggressively opposing the first Hispanic named to the court against its struggle to appeal to Hispanic voters. The Republican Party has been embroiled in a public argument over whether to tend to the ideological interests of its conservative base or to expand its appeal to a wider variety of voters to regain its strength after the defeats of 2008. Many conservative activists and political strategists came out fiercely against Judge Sotomayor...
  • Dems Have Set Precedent for the “Borking” of Nominees

    05/27/2009 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 557+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-09 | Mike's America
    No one suggests that the GOP should sink this low. But they also need not fear to ask tough questions of Sotomayer!Within 45 minutes of the July 1st announcement by President Reagan that he had selected Robert Bork to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court Senator Ted Kennedy took to the Senate floor and unleashed this fireball of hate. The speech was telecast live on national TV: SEN. KENNEDY: "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in...
  • Sonia Sotomayor 'La Raza member'

    05/28/2009 3:02:53 AM PDT · by Man50D · 26 replies · 1,986+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 27, 2009 | Joe Kovacs
    As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee comes under heavy fire for allegedly being a "racist," Judge Sonia Sotomayor is listed as a member of the National Council of La Raza, a group that's promoted driver's licenses for illegal aliens, amnesty programs, and no immigration law enforcement by local and state police. According the American Bar Association, Sotomayor is a member of the NCLR, which bills itself as the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. Meaning "the Race," La Raza also has connections to groups that advocate the separation of several southwestern states from the rest...