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Supremely Important Question

  1. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Is Sotomayor racist? Do her views and comments disqualify her for the position in your view?


    I ask because this case may come before the highest court around the time she does:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124354041637563491.html

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

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    I love the 'tilda' symbol.  It looks cool in graphic design...

    WSJ is due RIGHT....so, blah, blah, blah, blah...

    1. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      What's the "blah, blah, blah" part?

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        Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        In another language, yada, yada, yada...

  3. nicomp profile image59
    nicompposted 8 years ago

    The real losers are the citizens of New Haven, who didn't get the most qualified firefighters. What a shame that the entire process had to be argued and litigated through the prism of race.

  4. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Don't want to elaborate?

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    The word 'supremely' is relatively misused in this context.

  6. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Ah, you didn't get it?

  7. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Anyway, a ruling on the case in question is expected Monday. Could the ruling impact her confirmation?

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      Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      In you'alls imagination.  (A dialect for you:  Texan. Dadgummit.)

      1. tksensei profile image61
        tksenseiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Why in imagination? You don't suppose that if the court rules (for example) unanimously against the way she herself ruled in lower court ruling that her judicial fitness might not be questioned in reflection? Or vice versa? The question doesn't have to be a partisan political one to simply consider it.


        Oh, and are you trying to ridicule people from Texas?

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          Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          The bf is FROM Texas.  I have familiarized myself with the dialect.

          Nice try...

          And SOL, you'all, concerning the confirmation.

  8. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Why that attitude? Do you want what's best for the country, or to stick it to your percieved 'enemies'?

  9. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Well, now that Sotomayor's lower court ruling has been overturned by the Supreme Court (thankfully) we will see how that plays out during her confirmation hearings.

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      Madame Xposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It will be interesting to see how it plays out. She is quoted as saying, "All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people with Court of Appeals experience because it is -- Court of Appeals is where policy is made.  And I know, and I know this is on tape, and I should never say that because we don't make law, I know. (laughing)"

      She clearly wants to make her position as a SC justice into something the Constitution expressly forbids. The legislature makes laws, the SC interprets their constitutionality, but she wants to "make laws" under the guise of "making policy".

 
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