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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Schumer's pretty much accurate on this one. Sotomayor was an incredibly safe pick for Obama, and there's not really anything there for republicans to get agitated about. Obama's got 59 seats and popularity - the only way she doesn't get confirmed is if she ****s it up in the hearings.
    Hmmm I;m not sure this one statement from the article sort of sums it up for me,

    With Sotomayor's confirmation set to dominate the summer months, Graham said the nominee will have to "prove" that she could give somebody like him a "fair shake" in court. He said her controversial statement suggests she feels her life experiences give her a "superiority" over others.

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Hmmm I;m not sure this one statement from the article sort of sums it up for me,

    With Sotomayor's confirmation set to dominate the summer months, Graham said the nominee will have to "prove" that she could give somebody like him a "fair shake" in court. He said her controversial statement suggests she feels her life experiences give her a "superiority" over others.
    Well that's great that Graham feels that way. Unfortunately, I doubt that 39 others agree.
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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    What do you think? Is Schumer full of it or for once is he actually right?

    Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof' - Yahoo! News
    He may be right. It's hard to say. I don't think Sotomayor ultimately will be filibustered, but the GOP would only need to peel away a couple of moderate Democrats in red states to do it. Ben Nelson of Nebraska has already stated he is open to a filibuster.

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    What do you think? Is Schumer full of it or for once is he actually right?

    Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof' - Yahoo! News
    Schumer is correct, but he's an a-hole.
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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Sotomayor is "filibuster-proof" for the simple reason that she is every bit the stealth nominee Souter was. Other than her rambling opinion Foot v Mouth (aka, the "wise latina" speech in 2001), she has very little of significance in her record besides a predilection for gigging the Supreme Court and getting smacked down as a result (3 of 5 opinions reversed, with a strong possibility to be 4 of 6 by the time hearings commence in July, and an outside shot at 5 of 7 if Maloney goes to the Supreme Court).

    Most interesting about her nomination is the lack of enthusiasm for it on the left. She's filibuster-proof for now, but she's not a shoe-in either.

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Sotomayor is "filibuster-proof" for the simple reason that she is every bit the stealth nominee Souter was. Other than her rambling opinion Foot v Mouth (aka, the "wise latina" speech in 2001), she has very little of significance in her record besides a predilection for gigging the Supreme Court and getting smacked down as a result (3 of 5 opinions reversed, with a strong possibility to be 4 of 6 by the time hearings commence in July, and an outside shot at 5 of 7 if Maloney goes to the Supreme Court).

    Most interesting about her nomination is the lack of enthusiasm for it on the left. She's filibuster-proof for now, but she's not a shoe-in either.

    It's strange how people decide not to look past Foot v Mouth (2001). It's almost like we care more about what the scientist or engineer does in his spare time more than we care about what the scientist or engineer does as a scientist or an engineer. IF he lawful judging is impeccable then she can call Nancy Pelosi a white-whore, she can call Barack Obama a cum-dumpster. I don't care. I just don't care. I seriously just don't freaking care.

    To be quite honest she probably had no idea that her rebuttal in Foot V Mouth (2001) would be used 8 years later to tarnish her. I mean hell, I am not planning my words today so that when I am 28 I will go filibuster free.
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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Sotomayor is "filibuster-proof" for the simple reason that she is every bit the stealth nominee Souter was. Other than her rambling opinion Foot v Mouth (aka, the "wise latina" speech in 2001), she has very little of significance in her record besides a predilection for gigging the Supreme Court and getting smacked down as a result (3 of 5 opinions reversed, with a strong possibility to be 4 of 6 by the time hearings commence in July, and an outside shot at 5 of 7 if Maloney goes to the Supreme Court).

    Most interesting about her nomination is the lack of enthusiasm for it on the left. She's filibuster-proof for now, but she's not a shoe-in either.
    Any idea what percentage of cases the Supreme Court overturns? 2006-2007 it was 68 %, the year before is was 73.6 %. Based on that, a 60 % overturn rate is not all that bad.

    Source: FactCheck.org: What percentage of Sonia Sotomayor's opinions have been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court?

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    It's strange how people decide not to look past Foot v Mouth (2001). It's almost like we care more about what the scientist or engineer does in his spare time more than we care about what the scientist or engineer does as a scientist or an engineer.
    Bad analogy. An engineer can think all white dudes are crackers or all Latinas are hoochie-mamas and still build one hell of a bridge.

    A judge who thinks either of those things is seriously impaired on the bench.

    Moreover, that speech was a lengthy endorsement of ethno-centric and gender-centric reasoning in jurisprudence. She was talking about how she approached jurisprudence; if an engineer, while at a party, makes an offhand comment that he fudges stress calculations in building a bridge, I damn sure don't want that engineer building any bridges for me.

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    Re: Should Chuckey Cheeze be her champion

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    Should Chuckey Cheeze be her champion ? I would think that the administration would have found a Senator with less glue to still a bad rap on to be her champion guide whatever it's called this process to get to sing with the SUPREMES!!! Chuckey Cheeze is lightning rod!
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