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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    New Haven comes to mind, her comments about the appeals court being where policy is made is another, and then there is the whole race/sex mindset that throws up MORE red flags.
    oh did New Haven come to your mind? Please cite the activism in that case, as you haven't bothered to post a link.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    New Haven comes to mind, her comments about the appeals court being where policy is made is another, and then there is the whole race/sex mindset that throws up MORE red flags.
    So one actual ruling our of how many? You are aware that she has ruled on the side of conservative issues, right?

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    oh did New Haven come to your mind? Please cite the activism in that case, as you haven't bothered to post a link.



    your kidding right? they refused to even address it correctly. go on, read what the 1 dissentin judge, a liberal, stated:


    MCDONALD, C. J., dissenting. I disagree with themajority opinion and would construe General Statutes§ 38a-334 to require the defendant, whose municipaltruck the plaintiff was operating, to afford the plaintiffuninsured and underinsured motorist protection.Section 38a-334 (a) requires such coverage for privatepassenger motor vehicles, as defined in General Stat-utes § 38a-363 (e), including ‘‘motor vehicles with acommercial registration, as defined in section 14-1. . . .’’ General Statutes § 14-1 (a) (12) defines ‘‘ ‘[c]om-mercial registration’ ’’ to mean ‘‘the type of registrationrequired for any motor vehicle designed or used totransport merchandise, freight or persons in connectionwith any business enterprise, unless a more specifictype of registration is authorized and issued for suchclass of vehicle . . . .’’ Common experience teachesus that the defendant’s Ford Yankee coach F-350, whichwasequippedwitha FordAmbulancePreparationPack-age, was designed to carry persons and loads in connec-tion with business enterprises, and it therefore fallsunder the statutory definition. Because ‘‘no part of alegislative enactment is to be treated as insignificantor unnecessary, and there is a presumption of purposebehind every sentence, clause or phrase . . . [so that]
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    no word [or phrase] in a statute is to be treated assuperfluous’’; (internal quotation marks omitted) Statev. Payne, 240 Conn. 766, 771–72, 695 A.2d 525 (1997);we should consider every word in the statute, includingthe word ‘‘designed’’ found in § 14-1 (a) (12).The type of registration ‘‘required for’’ the vehicle atissue here was the one that was in fact issued by thecommissioner of motor vehicles, a municipal numberplate as provided by General Statutes § 14-12 (k).1Iwould conclude that the exception contained in § 14-1(a) (12), which exempts from the general definitionof ‘‘commercial registration’’ a more specific type ofregistration that is authorized and issued by the com-missioner for such class of vehicle, does not apply toa truck with a municipal number plate. I do so becausemunicipal plates are authorized and issued to all classesof municipal motor vehicles, including sedans, stationwagons, and trucks of all kinds. I would interpret theexception contained in § 14-1 (a) (12) to refer only to‘‘class[es] of vehicle[s]’’ for which the commissionerauthorized and issued a specific type of registrationsuch as those found in General Statutes § 14-25a (cer-tain construction equipment); General Statutes § 14-25b(special mobile equipment); and General Statutes § 14-26 (motor or service buses, taxicabs, school buses,motor vehicles in livery service and school buses usedin part in livery service).The majority’s construction of § 38a-334 leads to aresult where the plaintiff would have been coveredwhile driving ‘‘a private passenger motor vehicle’’ suchas a sedan, station wagon or a light pickup truck ownedby the defendant, but he is not covered here becausethe municipal vehicle was a heavier truck. We shouldnot conclude that the legislature intended such a result.Our interpretation should be consistent with the pri-mary intent of uninsured and underinsured motoristcoverage legislation. ‘‘We must avoid a constructionthat fails to attain a rational and sensible result thatbears directly on the purpose the legislature sought toachieve.’’ Turner v. Turner, 219 Conn. 703, 713, 595A.2d 297 (1991). That intent, we have recognized, is tomake uninsured and underinsured motorist protectionavailable to the broadest number of accident victims.See Harvey v. Travelers Indemnity Co., 188 Conn. 245,250–51, 449 A.2d 157 (1982) (‘‘it is the intent of thelegislature to provide broad coverage to victims of unin-sured motorists’’).This decision exempts every heavy municipal truckfrom required coverage and deprives a great numberof accident victims of that coverage.Accordingly, I respectfully dissent.1General Statutes § 14-12 (k) provides in relevant part: ‘‘[T]he commis-sioner shall issue to a municipality, as defined in section 7-245, or a regionalsolid waste authority comprised of several municipalities, upon receipt ofan application by the municipality or regional solid waste authority, a generaldistinguishing number plate for use on a motor vehicle owned or leased by
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Didn't think it would take long.

    Seems according to sources here as well as various news etc sites that she has a lil problem with thinking she is a legislator.
    IOW an Activist Judge...figures.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Obama to pick Sotomayor for Supreme Court - White House- msnbc.com

    I don't know much about her, but according to the article she is experienced enough for the role. They also bring up an interesting tidbit....



    Thoughts?
    President Obama is no dummy.

    Good for him. He will get to have his cake and eat it too.

    The more I read about Sotomayer, there's a lot of potential for backfire if the Republican's get too zealous in their objections. You put these quotes of her's in context and there's not much there to object to.

    I don't know if I'm buying centrist, but she's not far-left or 'activist' at all.

    Lawyers who argued in front of her and lost are bound to be critical of the questions she asked from the bench. Those who have gotten favorable decisions from her are saying she's just tough on attorneys.

    I laugh when I hear the right mention "activist judge" -- read some of Scalia's decisions.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Didn't think it would take long.

    Seems according to sources here as well as various news etc sites that she has a lil problem with thinking she is a legislator.
    IOW an Activist Judge...figures.
    A quote taken out of context.

    Do her decisions or written opinions reflect that at all?

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    A quote taken out of context.

    Do her decisions or written opinions reflect that at all?


    What context was it "taken out of"?
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What context was it "taken out of"?
    Why did you avoid the question?

    So far you have come up with one ruling out of hundreds you disagree with. Do you have any others? Surely Rush told you about more than one...

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Family Guy View Post
    Yeah, real apples and apples! Bush only went to Yale because his daddy and granddaddy went there not on his own merits.
    So what does gay marriage and fruit have to do with all this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Family Guy View Post
    Sotomayer on the other hand earned the right to go there coming from the exact opposite type of childhood as the caveman aka George W. Bush.

    Bush is a MORON - always was and will be.
    So are you trying to say that Yale is a corrupt institution that's willing to bestow diplomas on well-connected alumni regardless of what abilities they show in the class room?

    If you're not, explain your position in light of the fact that Bush got a diploma - from Yale.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    new haven.
    New Haven is exactly what I would say !!

    Also she is a Yankees fan and God knows that Yankeefans are not moderate as a matter of not rational and some people say that they have questionable family lineage !!! lol
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