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    Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

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    So it wasn't a one-off, but a mentality she's ascribed to for some time.
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    Re: Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

    If it's the case they she has a real strong belief in what she has said, not twice, then who wants to continue bashing Limbaugh about his opinion about her? Frankly I think he is really contending that she has a racial bias.
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    Re: Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

    To me the issue with her is not so much that she might be a racist, I doubt she is, it's that she readily admits her emotions and personal point of view affect her judicial opinions.

    The ideal is to try to strip away those influences to deliver the purest interpretation of the law possible.

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    Re: Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

    Anyone who thinks that Supreme Court Justices (or anyone else) are not influenced by their own life experiences is incredibly naive. This is the case whether they are male, female, white, black, Latino, liberal, conservative, from wealthy backgrounds, or from poor backgrounds. EVERYONE brings his or her personal experiences to the table.

    The idea that the law always has a "right" and "wrong" answer - which could just as easily be fed into a computer - is ridiculous. I don't see what's so horrible about acknowledging that, or what's so horrible about suggesting that diversity is a good thing.
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    Re: Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Anyone who thinks that Supreme Court Justices (or anyone else) are not influenced by their own life experiences is incredibly naive. This is the case whether they are male, female, white, black, Latino, liberal, conservative, from wealthy backgrounds, or from poor backgrounds. EVERYONE brings his or her personal experiences to the table.

    The idea that the law always has a "right" and "wrong" answer - which could just as easily be fed into a computer - is ridiculous. I don't see what's so horrible about acknowledging that, or what's so horrible about suggesting that diversity is a good thing.
    You can be influenced by them, but when it comes to judging cases I want The Constitution to be the floor from which they are judged, not her emotion, or experiences.

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    Re: Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    You can be influenced by them, but when it comes to judging cases I want The Constitution to be the floor from which they are judged, not her emotion, or experiences.

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    Are you aware that studies have been done and show that people of different backgrounds rule differently? She actually refers to them in her speech. Course you would have to read the whole speech to know that, and not just the soundbite Rush gave you.

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    Re: Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    You can be influenced by them, but when it comes to judging cases I want The Constitution to be the floor from which they are judged, not her emotion, or experiences.

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    Well regardless of what you want, Supreme Court Justices are human beings who ARE influenced by their experiences, just like everyone else.
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    Re: Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Anyone who thinks that Supreme Court Justices (or anyone else) are not influenced by their own life experiences is incredibly naive. This is the case whether they are male, female, white, black, Latino, liberal, conservative, from wealthy backgrounds, or from poor backgrounds. EVERYONE brings his or her personal experiences to the table.
    The trick is to ignore one's personal perspective as a judge. It's not an easy task. In fact, it's so hard to do it, that we only have nine people out of over 300 million on the high court.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The idea that the law always has a "right" and "wrong" answer - which could just as easily be fed into a computer - is ridiculous.
    Of course it is. but we are rapidly developing the proper software, then the Courts can be properly automated.

    The place for Solomonic wisdom is the Legislature and the Presidency. The courts should be mechanical in nature.
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    Re: Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

    Sotomayor is an angry hate filled leftist. Racist too. She should actually be impeached.

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    Re: Breaking: Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    The trick is to ignore one's personal perspective as a judge. It's not an easy task. In fact, it's so hard to do it, that we only have nine people out of over 300 million on the high court.
    And are you going to tell me that any member of the Supreme Court - past or present - has never been influenced by his/her own life experience?

    Very few (if any) of them would even make that claim.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold
    Of course it is. but we are rapidly developing the proper software, then the Courts can be properly automated.
    That is ridiculous. Many parts of the Constitution are vague because the courts SHOULD interpret it. The Constitution doesn't spell out what "cruel and unusual punishment" is. It doesn't spell out what laws are "necessary and proper." It doesn't spell out what "high crimes and misdemeanors" are. It doesn't spell out what "unreasonable searches and seizures" are. All of these things can and should be interpreted by the Supreme Court. Hell, the 9th Amendment is practically BEGGING to be interpreted to fit the times.

    Supreme Court Justices from different backgrounds will obviously have different views on what those things mean. To claim that a mindless piece of software could dole out mechanical justice is absurd. The Constitution exists to be a living document.
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