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    Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination by a 68-31 vote, making her the first Hispanic on the high court.

    Sotomayor's confirmation also makes the 55-year-old federal appeals court judge the 111th person to sit on the Supreme Court, and the third female justice.

    Nine Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic caucus in supporting her nomination.
    Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court - CNN.com

    I personally don't have a problem with this confirmation. I also didn't have a problem with Roberts and only had a problem with the manner in which Alito was appointed.

    What are your thoughts?
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    Re: Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    I do. I don't think racists belong on SCOTUS.
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    Re: Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I do. I don't think racists belong on SCOTUS.
    I keep hearing people mention this but have yet to see proof of this racism other then out of context statements that can vaguely be interpreted as racist.. Have anything other then out of context statements to back the racism charge?
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    Re: Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    I keep hearing people mention this but have yet to see proof of this racism other then out of context statements that can vaguely be interpreted as racist.. Have anything other then out of context statements to back the racism charge?




    What context was saying a latina was better than whitey at judging taken out of?
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    Re: Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Congratulations to her?
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    Re: Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What context was saying a latina was better than whitey at judging taken out of?
    Granted it was worded poorly on her part but it's obvious she is saying that individuals from differing backgrounds will come to different conclusions based on their experiences and education throughout life.

    This isn't limited to her racial segregation though. Two white males could also come to varying conclusions given their differing life experiences.
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    Re: Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Granted it was worded poorly on her part but it's obvious she is saying that individuals from differing backgrounds will come to different conclusions based on their experiences and education throughout life.

    This isn't limited to her racial segregation though. Two white males could also come to varying conclusions given their differing life experiences.


    hmm, I take the statements, then see what she did with the firefighter case, and draw a different conclusion. I hope I am wrong.
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    Re: Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Whew! At least we have her to protect us from the all the stupid white men.

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    Re: Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Bear in mind, that if a Caucasian Republican referred to a Democrat of African extraction as "colored" (which I've always found to be an innocuous term,) he'd be branded as a Racist for life.

    That said I don't believe that Sotomayor is malicious. I'm far from convinced that she is terribly bright either.

    While I don't really want to see anyone with her philosophy anywhere near any bench, I must bow to the law, which gives Obama the right to appoint who he will to the courts, and sets a high threshold for Senatorial opposition.

    Too bad the Dems don't remember this when we are in power.
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    Re: Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Bear in mind, that if a Caucasian Republican referred to a Democrat of African extraction as "colored" (which I've always found to be an innocuous term,) he'd be branded as a Racist for life.
    Of course he would of. Racism is only alive at the state it is due to groups like the NAACP keeping it so.
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