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    Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling

    Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling | Reuters
    Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:53pm EDT
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    By Andrew Quinn and James Vicini

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor fended off Republican attacks on Tuesday, saying "diversity on the bench is good for America" and promising rulings based on law, not racial bias.

    Grilled by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sotomayor -- who would become the first Hispanic on the U.S. top court -- coolly explained the context for one of her most controversial comments: that a "wise Latina" might reach a better legal decision than a white man.

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    The lies she has been telling from the moment she was sworn in alone should disqualify her from the Judges position she currently holds let alone from the Supreme Court. Her record on the bench, her own statements, her affiliation with Racist organizations all largely being glossed or denied out right and she's being given a pass because the Republicans seriously fear being called racists if they go around asking real questions and then hold her to the same standard Ted Kennedy with Robert Bork back in 1986. Oh wait. Ted Kennedy made up all the lies he spewed from the Senate floor to discredit Bork. Everything that Kennedy said was proved latter to be lies but by then the Liberals got their way and the term Borked was born. So we need to keep our heads above the low level Kennedy set ans stick to the truth of her own record not to Bork her. No but to point out the facts and the truth before the unthinking Liberals ignore the truth and facts and rubber stamp her nomination because it's the Barack thing to do.

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    Re: Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling

    Grilling? They call that grilling?


    If she were a burger, she'd still be raw meat in the middle, if that were "grilling".


    Republicans have forgotten how to "grill" someone. They could take a lesson from the Dems, and google "Bork".

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    Re: Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Grilling? They call that grilling? If she were a burger, she'd still be raw meat in the middle, if that were "grilling". Republicans have forgotten how to "grill" someone. They could take a lesson from the Dems, and google "Bork".
    One of the big problems in the "grilling" is that righties try to oversimplify thier questions to the point of near meaninglessness, which is where they need to be for the average American to understand it. Then Sotomayer keeps launching into the most boring indecipherable language possible and both opponenents and supporters don't have the foggiest idea what they just heard, and committee members can't unwind the answers in the allotted time.
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    I find it very telling that Reuters refers to Republican questioning as "attacks."
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    Re: Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Grilling? They call that grilling?


    If she were a burger, she'd still be raw meat in the middle, if that were "grilling".


    Republicans have forgotten how to "grill" someone. They could take a lesson from the Dems, and google "Bork".
    Maybe Biden could give them some lessons, he was always a real bastard during Senate hearings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I find it very telling that Reuters refers to Republican questioning as "attacks."
    The sad part is that they didn't attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The sad part is that they didn't attack.
    Why? It's futile.
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    Re: Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling

    Ok, I feel compelled to defend Sotomayer to some extent despite the fact that I am a conservative and may disagree with her. She was of Puerto Rican decent herself, as a lawyer she would obviously be interested in joining an organization that defended those of like decent. Now what you have to understand is that, as a lawyer and a member and officer of the firm, she has to pursue the defense of those people who come to the organization for protection on legal issues. She doesn't get to choose what her client is suing for if the organization decides to defend said client, she can only do her best to defend that client. This is the duty of ANY lawyer, when they are tasked with defending a client. Also, as a officer in that organization, she does not write or approve all the briefs or make the opinions of the organization. The mere fact that she was a member and officer of the Puerto Rican Defense Fund, should not disqualify her from our nations highest court. As a Republican Congressman pointed out, our nation should not strive to discourage today's lawyers from standing up for what they believe in in the courtroom, because it might be held against them by a Senate Committee if they ever are appointed to a federal bench.

    For another thing, when Sotomayor ruled against the firefighters in a recently overturned Supreme Court case, she was ruling on the basis of both Supreme Court and District Court precedent. The Supreme Court changed this precedent in its recent decision and set forth a new test for lower courts to use in this type of case. She has said that there is a good chance her court and she herself would have ruled differently had this new precedent been in place when she made her decision.

    I know that Judge Sotomayor leans to the left, but this is not a reason for her to be barred from serving on the court. I for one, support her nomination as a intelligent, fair, successful, and legally grounded judge for the highest court in our nation, even though she may make rulings I disagree with. I know that others have valid reasons for disagreeing, but racism is not one of them, and should not be part of any INTELLIGENT debate. I do not ask that all my fellow conservatives support her, but I do ask that they give her a fair look and not resort to the use of vile and unsupported propaganda.
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    Re: Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwaters View Post
    One of the big problems in the "grilling" is that righties try to oversimplify thier questions to the point of near meaninglessness, which is where they need to be for the average American to understand it. Then Sotomayer keeps launching into the most boring indecipherable language possible and both opponenents and supporters don't have the foggiest idea what they just heard, and committee members can't unwind the answers in the allotted time.
    The confirmation hearings of today have become more of a photo-op and chance for Senators to connect with their constituency. The last 4 picks (Alito, Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer) learned how to properly give an answer without answering the question. Which is actually quite fair considering that the Senate is not truly probing, but rather campaigning. I understand, and agree with the idea of having open hearings. But you do have to wonder if we would get a different result should the hearings be closed?

    Lindsey Graham was quite honest in his assessment yesterday when he said elections have consequences, and more specifically this is liberal-conservative politics. Kudos to Graham for honesty, for this is how the system works.

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    Re: Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwaters View Post
    Why? It's futile.
    Yeah, they have their 60 votes. They could confirm Joseph Stalin. Good thing he's dead.
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