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    Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    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....

    Given Sotomayor's selection, any decision to filibuster would presumably carry political risks Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment of the population and an increasingly important one politically
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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?
    I think it's a solid choice. She was nominated for the District Court by George H. W. Bush. She got to the Second Circuit by Clinton. She's a centrist. That's why she should be confirmed.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    A minority female - it was to be expected.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Thoughts?
    She's no heavyweight like Scalia or Roberts, but by what I've read about her thus far she is a competent jurist.

    She leans to the left, although she did make the right noises in her confirmation to the appellate bench ten years ago.

    I'm still reading up on her, so I may change my mind, but I don't see any reason to block her confirmation at this time.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Better a centrist than a huge liberal.
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    A minority female - it was to be expected.
    And should be. The Supreme Court should represent more than just white men and one woman. To me, it should represent the United States as a whole.


    Yeah, she's a minor-leager with her Princeton undergrad and Yale Law School (and being editor of the Yale Law Review) compared to Scalia and Roberts. Give me a break, celticord.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    A minority female - it was to be expected.
    Is there any reason to believe she was appointed based soley on this criteria? If it is shown she has judicial competence, what does it matter, her race, or gender?

    I await RightinNYC's comments. He knows better than anybody here, most of this judicial stuff.
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Personally, I don't care who he nominates. I'm never thrilled by the justices Democrats and Republicans pick anyway. This one will be no different.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Is there any reason to believe she was appointed based soley on this criteria? If it is shown she has judicial competence, what does it matter, her race, or gender?
    There's a difference between choosing the most qualified individual versus choosing the most qualified minority female. It's easy enough in this day and age to select a very qualified minority female jurist.

    Personally, I don't care if his choice was based on gender and/or ethnicity. It's quite obvious that the Court does not represent the makeup of this country, so more females should be appointed to the court.

    I'll congratulate Obama for selecting a female, but that's where it ends for me.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    It would have been nice to see Obama nominate a liberal to the bench, especially to counter the far-right wing appointees of GWB. However, this does not surprise me at all. Despite what the right-wingers try to convey, Obama is no liberal and it is sadly wishful thinking to believe that he will govern anywhere other than left of center. I don't have any complaints about the pick, though I would ahve liked to have seen a true liberal on the court. Maybe someday.
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