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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    A lot of times the Supreme Court pick acts one way till after they get confirmed and then their true colors show.

    I'm not comfortable with this person because she has shown that she favors affirmative action policies which are unconstitutional.
    Yes. It's also worrisome that she thinks her ethnicity makes her a better judge or that her life experiences matter in any way when it comes to deciding the constitutionality of a law.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    No, I prefer scholarly, unprejudiced information. Not one-sided info from a angry partisan. Subscribing to such on either side is true ignorance. Listening to those who always agree with your position is not real info.
    There is no such thing as unprejudiced information.
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    What disturbs me about the pick are the following:

    1) The New Haven Case - Ironically, she could be hearing the final appeal of a decision that she herself had made.

    2) Ordering baseball club owners to settle with the players, in the strike that resulted in no World Series in 1995.

    3) Her controversial statement that whether someone before her court was a man or a woman, or the race of someone before her court, would be factors in her rulings.


    Sum it all up, and Sotomayor is an activist judge with an activist agenda. I support a Republican filibuster on this nominee.

    Here is her bio, and for those who value the Constitution, it is not pretty.
    Your post deserves to be seen.

    Bump.

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    I thought about your comment some more and realized that you ARE being told how to think, but by the 'drive-by media'.
    Right! And Rupert Murdoch decides what you get to know.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Right! And Rupert Murdoch decides what you get to know.
    What facts are you choosing to ignore today?

    Just the ones Rush announces?

    Or those and Rupert's?

    Where does your ignorance end?

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    How am I lacking rationality?
    YouTube - Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Court is Where Policy is Made

    aps, what do you rationally think when you watch this clip?
    Here is an excellent description about how what she said is true and doesn't make her crazy.

    The Washington Monthly

    The pertinent part:

    Sotomayor was explaining the differences between clerking at the District Court level and clerking at the Court of Appeals level. Her point, which is unquestionably true as a descriptive matter, is that judicial decision making at the Court of Appeals level is more about setting policy, whereas judging at the District Court level is a more about deciding individual cases and disputes. And the reason for this is obvious. Decisions at the Court of Appeals level don't just determine the fates of individual litigants; they serve as controlling precedent for all District Court judges within that circuit. Thus any decision by a Court of Appeals becomes the policy of that circuit, at least until it's overruled by the Supreme Court (which is rare).

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Your post deserves to be seen.

    Bump.
    Ok, I am against a few of the items descibed by the times. Namely the promotion issues.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I was watching BBC and CNN and it says she sort of 'unknown' on her stances on gay marriage and Abortion etc.
    So hey, you never know Republicans. She may be appointed and switch. Be optimistic.
    I'm usually pretty optimistic about everything except politics.
    I have this annoying ability to be very accurate about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    If it's unconstitutional, why has it not been overturned? Simple question i know but i'm just curious.
    Equal protection under the law is supposed to prevent one group from having advantages over another group. Can be defined by race, gender, etc.

    There was a time when AA was necessary because whites generally used to view black people as lesser individuals. We have come a long way from that and the specific issue she ruled on was based on merit.

    It happened to be that the top scoring people where all white, nothing inherently wrong with that, thats how the cookie crumbles sometimes.
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    What facts are you choosing to ignore today?

    Just the ones Rush announces?

    Or those and Rupert's?

    Where does your ignorance end?
    Where does yours? Do you use anyother sources?

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    No, I prefer scholarly, unprejudiced information. Not one-sided info from a angry partisan. Subscribing to such on either side is true ignorance. Listening to those who always agree with your position is not real info.
    Facts are facts.

    Rush announced facts you aren't hearing elsewhere and resist here.

    You loooooooove your ignorance.

    OBL 11/24/02

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