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    Re: Sotomayor nominated to high court — first Hispanic

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    He's considered white because his decedents are from Europe.
    How very racist.
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    Re: Conservative groups criticize Sotomayor pick

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Empathy and a sense of what laws translate into for people. The sense is that wealthy white men have no idea what the consequences of their judgments are on those of other races and economic status.
    And this has to do with the Constitution how again?
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    Re: Conservative groups criticize Sotomayor pick

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Of course the right is against her. Par for the course and expected. Most unbiased commentators have said she is a good candidate remianing centrist on most issues. If the court did not from time to time make leaps forward segregation would still exist, does the right advocate going back that far?
    I'm against any judge, right or left, who thinks "making policy," is thier job.

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    Re: Sotomayor nominated to high court — first Hispanic

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Benjamin N. Cardozo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Portuguese Jewish decent.

    Served 1932-1938, nominated by Hoover.

    Facts, they are your friend, Dem talking points? Are not.
    Interesting article in Wikipedia. It seems that in the US there is a conception, or misconception as the case may be, that Hispanic is the same as Latino.

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    Re: Sotomayor nominated to high court — first Hispanic

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Sotomayor nominated to high court — first Hispanic - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama named federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as "an inspiring woman" with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely.
    Obama said Sotomayor has more experience as a judge than any current member of the high court had when nominated, adding she has earned the "respect of colleagues on the bench," the admiration of lawyers who appear in her court and "the adoration of her clerks."

    Is it ever a good idea to have activist judges on the court? I wonder.
    I'd like to know more about her decisions before I throw any criticisms out.

    No doubt identity politics played a role because we keep having all these nonsensical firsts like they matter as to whether or not someone can do the job.
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    Re: Sotomayor nominated to high court — first Hispanic

    Quote Originally Posted by Intransigent Atheist View Post
    Interesting article in Wikipedia. It seems that in the US there is a conception, or misconception as the case may be, that Hispanic is the same as Latino.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio
    How very racist.
    If anything Latino people should really be considered Native Americans.
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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.
    I don't see the Republicans having a succesful filibuster; to many Dems in the senate, and Collins and Snowe are not rightwing Idealouges like most other Republican senators. Plus, Republican senators in states where there is a substantional Hispanic population (yeah you, Kyle and McCain etc.) had better weigh their votes carefully. The face of this country is changing, and many believe the leaders should reflect that change. Call it race baiting, gender baiting, whatever you want, as long as you call it a fact; becuase it's the truth, and just the way it is.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's the Supreme Court, not Congress.

    Their genders and races are completely irrelevant. Only their ability to interpret maters.
    So why can't a Latina be qulitifed to interpret? I don't get your point here....

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    Re: Conservative groups criticize Sotomayor pick

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Empathy and a sense of what laws translate into for people. The sense is that wealthy white men have no idea what the consequences of their judgments are on those of other races and economic status.
    In this case I agree with her statement. Context is key.

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    Re: Sotomayor nominated to high court — first Hispanic

    Let me be the first to congratulate Justice Sotomizer on her nomination!

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