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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I'm sure the Senate will vote her in. There doesn't seem to be any gross miscalculation in regards to her qualifications. I'm just a little offended by the notion there is this need to have a minority on the bench, just because we need to have a minority on the bench. As if a ruling coming down from a female or hispanic lends more credibility to the decision than if it came down from a male WASP.
    Obama was elected because he's black, so why shouldn't he be picking judges based on irrelevancies not related to the job they're supposed to be doing? The people who voted for him don't expect him to apply any Constitutional standards to judges, merely political standards.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Thurgood Marshall was the first Black Justice on SCOTUS, not Clarence Thomas.
    No. When Marshall was appointed, he was a Negro, Thomas was black when he was appointed.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I find your reasons to be trivial and partisan, clearly demonstrating a total refusal to participate in an honest discussion of Sotomayer's abilities.
    That's your choice.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    So now you're running downstream against all the Democrat salmon who claimed Bush was an idiot? I mean, you're saying that this broad went to Yale, so she must be smart.
    Uh no, she was summa cum laude at Princeton...which means she was SMARTEST in her class. You know Princeton, where Einstein lived? And by the way, anyone who denies Bush was an idiot.....is an idiot.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Sonia Sotomayor wrote for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the ruling that upheld President Bush's restriction on funding to foreign countries if those countries promoted abortion as a method of birth control.

    "At issue in this case is the soJ called 'Mexico City Policy' of the United States government, whereby foreign nongovernmental organizations ('NGOs') receiving U.S. government funds must agree to a provision called the 'Standard Clause,' which prohibits the organizations from engaging in activities that promote abortion (also referred to as the 'challenged restrictions')."

    The plaintiff was The Center for Reproductive Law & Policy and the defendant was the Bush Administration.

    "Plaintiffs' due process claim is therefore dismissed for lack of prudential standing."

    "Plaintiffs' equal protection challenge is thus without merit."

    "First Amendment claims are therefore dismissed for failure to state a claim."

    CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE LAW AND POLICY v. BUSH - 304 F.3d 183 :: PreCYdent Search Engine

    This is a far cry from Roe v. Wade, but it shows she is not in favor of federal funding of foreign abortions when law says it cannot be done.

    I wish I had time to read more rulings from her right now, I will try to later and post them here.
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Family Guy View Post
    What shocks me is that you take what Rush says on his biased, one-sided radio show as 100% fact. I find that damn scary.
    So she hasn't been turned over multiple times?

    i await, your evidence.

    Rush is a partisan hack who had a serious drug abuse problem, severe issues with his weight, has said racist remarks on his show (ask Donovan McNabb) and who considers himself a comedian...not a commentator, not a pundit.

    uhm typical whining sniveling liberal bloviating, you can't attack the man on the facts so you regurgitate daily kos vitriol.


    expected and dismissed.



    Rush is a godsend to us Liberals. I say keep him chattering, the more the merrier. He's your own worst enemy...he does more for the Democrats in terms of building unity than almost anyone else does...

    you are so right, conservatives should be more like liberals, yeah that makes sense.
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Family Guy View Post
    I agree with you! The poster that I was replying to made it sound (IMHO) that Rush's words were gospel, all of them, all of the time, that any "fact" that he spits out is not to be questioned....

    Rush can be right, of course...even a broken clock is right twice a day...



    This is a lie on your part. you pouted, stuck your fingers in your ear and screached about rush's weight.


    We are still waiting for you to cash that check your mouth just wrote.


    Show us how rush wa wrong about her turnovers.,
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    She could be the dumbest brick on earth. Obama supporters will support her no matter what. So whatever on them.

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    Pretty much every Obama appointee has been garbage/questionable at best and picked entirely for personal Obama political grandstanding.
    Lookatmeism.

    Look at this a women whose hispanic..neither criteria is worth a damn as a justice but its whats highlighted.

    Least she doesn't appear on the surface to be a flaming idiot or extreme leftist like Obama but he chose her so she needs to be gone over with a microscope.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    I have a problem with her decision on the CITY OF NEW HAVEN Connecticut VS White/Hispanis Firemen where she sided with the City to throw out legitimate competitive test scores becasue too few or no Blacks passed the test. That is my mind was an UNGOOD decision.

    The other case was a freedom of speech case where she ruled with the school (or school board) against a kid who wrote some unflattering stuff about her school pricipal online. The school prevented the kid from participating in school activities etc Judge Soto ruled against the kid in a fragerant violation of freedom of speech and in favor of the surpression of freedom of speech by the school. Another UNGOOD decision.

    yet unlike the judge I have an open mind and am willing to listen why she should be nominated.!!!!
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Obama was elected because he's black, so why shouldn't he be picking judges based on irrelevancies not related to the job they're supposed to be doing? The people who voted for him don't expect him to apply any Constitutional standards to judges, merely political standards.
    That pretty much goes in line with how the Bush II did things so what is new ??
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