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Old 05-26-2009, 10:34 PM
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Introducing Judge Sonia Sotomayor

President Obama Announces Supreme Court Nominee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTKTCgznoAQ

Judge Sotomayor has made the American dream her own.
Born and raised in a South Bronx public housing project to Puerto Rican parents, Sotomayor has distinguished herself in academia, as a big-city prosecutor, and as a leading figure on the federal bench. If confirmed, Judge Sotomayor would start with more federal judicial experience than any new Justice in 100 years.
First appointed to the Federal District Court by President George H.W. Bush, and then elevated to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals by President Bill Clinton, Judge Sotomayor is widely admired as one the finest legal minds in America today. As a trail-blazing Latina whose career has spanned nearly every aspect of the law, Judge Sotomayor will show fidelity to the Constitution while bringing to the Court a common sense understanding of how our laws affect the daily realities of people's lives.
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Is it just me, or is Aaron Sorkin in charge of scripting the Obama presidency?

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Old 05-26-2009, 10:43 PM
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Is it just me, or is Aaron Sorkin in charge of scripting the Obama presidency?

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What does that mean?
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:54 PM
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Federal appellate experience means little if your opinions are out of touch and biased, as it appears hers are. She comes across as a reverse racist, which *is* a racist.

And NOBODY has stated that she has a sharp legal mind, much less than "one of the finest legal minds in America today". John Roberts is so far ahead of her it isn't even funny. From a "legal mind" standpoint, she is the least qualified in decades.

Read her opinions.
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In "The Short List" episode, Bartlett at the end of the show selects Judge Roberto Mendoza as his first SCt nominee.

Of course, the other is the election campaign in the final season of "The West Wing" . . . underfunded minority Democrat Congressional candidate wins campaign against elderly moderate Republican in the final days of the campaign.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:47 PM
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Federal appellate experience means little if your opinions are out of touch and biased, as it appears hers are. She comes across as a reverse racist, which *is* a racist.

And NOBODY has stated that she has a sharp legal mind, much less than "one of the finest legal minds in America today". John Roberts is so far ahead of her it isn't even funny. From a "legal mind" standpoint, she is the least qualified in decades.

Read her opinions.
Can you give us an example of her "reverse racis" tendancies ???

Or anyting to support your claims that "she is the least qualified in decades" ?
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:09 AM
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"-- In one case reversed by the Supreme Court, Sotomayor and the majority on the appeals court ruled that an inmate could sue a private corporation for injuries he suffered in a halfway house run by that company. Though the company operated the house on behalf of the Bureau of Prisons, Sotomayor argued that the company was not shielded from liability. The Supreme Court reversed the appeals court decision in 2001.


-- In another case, Sotomayor dissented in a 2006 opinion that rejected a challenge to a New York law denying convicted felons the right to vote. She argued in her own dissenting opinion that the state law "disqualifies a group of people from voting."


-- Sotomayor, in 2003, also wrote an opinion that reversed a district court decision that a Muslim inmate's rights were not violated when he was denied a holiday feast. Sotomayor argued that the inmate's First Amendment rights were violated because the feast was important to his religion.


-- In 1999, Sotomayor dissented in a decision to dismiss a case in which a black student claimed his school discriminated against him by transferring him mid-year from first grade to kindergarten. Sotomayor argued that the "lone black child" in the class was not given an "equal chance."


-- In 2007, Sotomayor wrote an opinion holding that the Environmental Protection Agency could not perform a cost-benefit analysis to determine the "best technology available." She wrote it could only consider cost as a factor in more limited ways. This decision, too, was overturned by the Supreme Court.


-- In 1993, Sotomayor threw out evidence obtained by police in a drug case, because a detective lied to obtain the search warrant -- prosecutors agreed to a plea bargain. However, during sentencing Sotomayor made controversial statements by criticizing the five-year mandatory sentence, calling it an "abomination" that the defendant did not deserve. "


She'll probably do just fine. I wonder if Obama's first few questions were if she has her taxes in order, and no illegal aliens working in her yard.
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I'm disappointed that Judge Judy was not picked. Maybe next time!
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"-- In one case reversed by the Supreme Court, Sotomayor and the majority on the appeals court ruled that an inmate could sue a private corporation for injuries he suffered in a halfway house run by that company. Though the company operated the house on behalf of the Bureau of Prisons, Sotomayor argued that the company was not shielded from liability. The Supreme Court reversed the appeals court decision in 2001.


-- In another case, Sotomayor dissented in a 2006 opinion that rejected a challenge to a New York law denying convicted felons the right to vote. She argued in her own dissenting opinion that the state law "disqualifies a group of people from voting."


-- Sotomayor, in 2003, also wrote an opinion that reversed a district court decision that a Muslim inmate's rights were not violated when he was denied a holiday feast. Sotomayor argued that the inmate's First Amendment rights were violated because the feast was important to his religion.


-- In 1999, Sotomayor dissented in a decision to dismiss a case in which a black student claimed his school discriminated against him by transferring him mid-year from first grade to kindergarten. Sotomayor argued that the "lone black child" in the class was not given an "equal chance."


-- In 2007, Sotomayor wrote an opinion holding that the Environmental Protection Agency could not perform a cost-benefit analysis to determine the "best technology available." She wrote it could only consider cost as a factor in more limited ways. This decision, too, was overturned by the Supreme Court.


-- In 1993, Sotomayor threw out evidence obtained by police in a drug case, because a detective lied to obtain the search warrant -- prosecutors agreed to a plea bargain. However, during sentencing Sotomayor made controversial statements by criticizing the five-year mandatory sentence, calling it an "abomination" that the defendant did not deserve. "


She'll probably do just fine. I wonder if Obama's first few questions were if she has her taxes in order, and no illegal aliens working in her yard.
Are those quotes supposed to mean something to us? What were her reasons in those cases? What did the applicable cases and statutes say?

As for her 1993 comments, she is not alone among judges disgusted with unjust sentencing laws.
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It was copied from a very credible Fox News report.
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Federal appellate experience means little if your opinions are out of touch and biased, as it appears hers are.
Really? can you cite any examples? Contrary to Fox News' attempt to portray Sotomayor as a judge who is frequently reversed, her record is actually quite good. Fox claims that she is reversed 50% of the time, but that is not even close to true. According to the White House, she has been reversed about 0.8% of the time. http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/05/beware_the_numbers.php?ref=fpblg
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She comes across as a reverse racist, which *is* a racist.
Fox is working that line pretty hard as well. So far, it seems to be falling flat.
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And NOBODY has stated that she has a sharp legal mind, much less than "one of the finest legal minds in America today". John Roberts is so far ahead of her it isn't even funny. From a "legal mind" standpoint, she is the least qualified in decades.
Based on what? To come from the housing projects in the Bronx and then excel at Princeton and Yale, I would think that she wouldn't be a total dummy.

Look for Rush, et al., to imply that she only got where she is today by being an hispanic female. He started with it today. He is a racist.
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Read her opinions.
That would be a lot of work. Do you know of a link that has her opinions all assembled in one place?
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I don't know about the TV thing, but I'll bet Allstate is ****ting a twinky......
I don't know what that means, either.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:45 AM
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In "The Short List" episode, Bartlett at the end of the show selects Judge Roberto Mendoza as his first SCt nominee.

Of course, the other is the election campaign in the final season of "The West Wing" . . . underfunded minority Democrat Congressional candidate wins campaign against elderly moderate Republican in the final days of the campaign.
Seems like there as many differences as similarities.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:49 AM
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Read her opinions.
I'd be curious which opinions of hers you have read, as I'd like a reason to oppose her, but have practical reasons not do do so. I've quoted a couple of her opinions in the last few years, and only two or three come to mind as ones I have read in their entirety out of interest, which weren't ones I have quoted from. Maybe if nothing else, the Right will be glad if she makes it that she won't be able to hear the 13 yo 4th Am. case
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I don't know what that means, either.

You'd probably have to be an insurance defense lawyer with a liberal internet persona to get it.
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