Obama to name Sotomayor to highest court

Word has leaked that President Obama will nominate U.S. appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court.

sotomayorBased on everything I’ve read, she’s an excellent choice. Raised in the Bronx by her mother after the death of her father, she graduated summa cum laude from Princeton and went on to Yale Law. She’s worked as a prosecutor and was appointed to the federal judiciary by the first President Bush. Her intelligence and hard work are widely acknowledged.

But of course, with the right-wing noise machine already primed to squeal regardless of who the nominee might be, we’re still going to hear a lot of complaints. In the end, the excesses of that campaign will hurt the conservative cause more than help it, and Sotomayor will be confirmed.

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Copyleft

May 26th, 2009
10:07 am

Cue the cut-and-pasted TownHall columns and talking points of predictable outrage and hysteria in 3… 2… 1….

Lord Help Us

May 26th, 2009
10:09 am

Was Harriet Myers not available?

BDAtlanta

May 26th, 2009
10:12 am

Copy left writes: Cue the cut-and-pasted TownHall columns and talking points of predictable outrage and hysteria in 3… 2… 1….

no doubt

pat

May 26th, 2009
10:13 am

Gee another baby killer…What a, uh, suprise…

ty webb

May 26th, 2009
10:15 am

Jay,
Is “The right wing noise machine primed to squeal” similar to the squealing left wing noise machine when a republican nominates someone for the SCOTUS. I guess it has to do with perspective, huh, Jay?

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
10:19 am

well I’ll give you a non cut n paste.

I assume all who are in favor of her being a court justice, you all feel that it is OK for our justices to think that certain races do things better and others do things worse.

Cause that is exactly what Justice Sotomayor did ata graduation ceremony at UC berkley.

Apparently latinos are more capable of judging law as that is what she told the students.

But again she was slandering and being bigoted towards white men in her comment so as I have seen before from some of you it is not racism or anything wrong if it is against white males.

So are you all OK with a justice who publically claims that ones race is a determining factor as to how well that person is qualified to be a judge?

Demming

May 26th, 2009
10:20 am

Prior to the announcement of Obama’s nominee, the GOP had already indicated that they viewed the nominating process as an opportunity to replenish the coffers of the RNC. In essence , they sold their votes to the far right base. No integrity. No future

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
10:22 am

why does Lady Justice at every courtroom in AMerica wear a blindfold, if a judge is to have empathy in a case and not go based solely on law?

mm

May 26th, 2009
10:25 am

When are you weak-minded wingnuts going to realize that the terms “baby killer” and “liberal” are only derogatory in the minds of your own?

getalife

May 26th, 2009
10:27 am

Another great American historic story and pick.

The gop will vote against a Latino woman.

Very smart pick.

Normal

May 26th, 2009
10:27 am

Georgian by birth,Flordian because WE’RE lucky,
Don’t write that racial crap without backing it up. Could it be
that your fair skin is a little too thin?

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
10:33 am

Normal,
Are you saying that she did not say Latino women from their life experience are better suited to judge than white Males?

She did I hate that you do not want to believe that or go look it up for yourself.

However you do show your feelings as you call me fair skinned without knowing the first thing about me, nice.

Getalife, wasn’t a republican who nominated her to this office once before?

N.J,

May 26th, 2009
10:34 am

Republicans are going to have a hard time with this one, nominated and selected to sit on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by a Republican President, George H.W. Bush. Choosing a Hispanic and a woman was a smart move. Remember how G.W. Bush got Alberto Gonzoles to be Attorney General. By making a big media fuss over opposing a Hispanic appointment. Its good this nomination is so soon after those sort of events.

RW-(the original)

May 26th, 2009
10:36 am

georgian/floridian,

You make a good observation but I think the actual quote makes your case even stronger.

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her
experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.
–Sonia Sotomayor

I Rule You :-)/ You Whine :-(

May 26th, 2009
10:38 am

Well, Ginsburg is not the ugliest pinko on the Supreme Court anymore.

N.J,

May 26th, 2009
10:39 am

No she never said that women are better suited than white men to sit on the court. She said that white men are as well suited to make decisions that concern women as women are. Basicically she said that an elite of pointy headed judicial intellectuals living in their wealthy ivory towers are not the best suited to make decision for and about anyone else, particularly women. In a nation where more than half the population is female, a court without a single woman is rather imbalanced.

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
10:41 am

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” — Judge Sonia Sotomayor, in her Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural

So unless she feels that latino men are just as apt to do as well and also that every other race be included but she chose to only pick out 2. In essence she is saying that White Men are not capable of doing the job as well, solely because they are white and male.

Normal how is that not racism and sexsim?

I know it is against white males so let me guess it does not matter?

Switch the people and their order what if a white man said that about latino females.

Get Real

May 26th, 2009
10:42 am

In 1992, Sotomayor was nominated to the Federal bench by George H.W. Bush. Wasn’t ‘judicial activism’ then. And for the wingnuts, Roe v. Wade as long been decided. Isn’t trying to overturn it by stacking the Highest Court with conservative judges ‘judicial activism’ since the law has already been staked out? Yeah I thought so.

RealityKing

May 26th, 2009
10:42 am

Sotomayor authored a supporting opinion to throw out the results of a firefighter promotion exam because almost no minorities qualified for promotions.

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
10:43 am

RW, how is that not racism in its pure definintion.

She believes a Latino ahh just read my previous post.

Normal

May 26th, 2009
10:45 am

Georgian by birth,
This is what she said, is this truly racist? If so, tell me how?
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
She is trying to explain the diversity between races and sexes. You
need to be able to look at things with an open mind and not with a
predisposed disposition.
Was I wrong about you being fair skinned?
By the way, even Jim Wooten gives her a pass, although somewhat grudgingly.

Mrs. Godzilla

May 26th, 2009
10:46 am

She’s a good candidate, and after much showboating, grandstanding and demonizing in confirmation hearings, she’ll get a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Next time….let’s get a great big huge monster liberal…..

RealityKing

May 26th, 2009
10:46 am

Apparently Sotomayor thinks that judges should dictate policy and that one’s sex, race and ethnicity should affect the decisions rendered from the bench. In fact, she has an extremely high rate of her decisions being reversed.

So obviously…, Sotomayor is a progressively social democrat, one who thinks her political agenda is more important that the law as written

RealityKing

May 26th, 2009
10:47 am

Facts are facts.

Mrs. Godzilla

May 26th, 2009
10:49 am

it’s funny already

tee hee tehehe

Activist Judge, tehehehe

That’s a real knee slapper…..

RW-(the original)

May 26th, 2009
10:49 am

georgian/floridian,

I was agreeing with you and supplied the quote to bolster your argument.

I Rule You :-)/ You Whine :-(

May 26th, 2009
10:51 am

Sotomayor on the court: ‘Where policy is made’…

Well, well, it’s “school the liberals on the US Constitution” day-

The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States.

To interpret the law, checks and balances.

Policy is set by the Executive and Legislative branches, with only the legality of those policies a question for the Supremes to answer.

I rule over democrat SOTUS nominees.

Byte Me

May 26th, 2009
10:56 am

Hugs to all the “she’s an activist judge!” losers out here. You really are moronic if you think that the Federal appeals court doesn’t make policy for a particular circuit by deciding whether trial courts err in their interpretation and application of the law.

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
10:57 am

Yes Normal, she is saying that a LATINO woman( that means not a black, asian, white, woman or any males) are better suited than a WHITE MALE( why did she have to use white male and included no other races) Then she followed it up by not allowing results of a standardized test because not enough minorities passed it.

Why not just say what you said if it was only meant to say that each person will view issues differently, she said nothing in the quote about a particular decision.

She said in a covering statement that a Latino Woman would more often than not make a better decision than a White Male, without the latino’s experience.

Are you agreeing that white males are incapable of making the same or as good as of a decision as lation females? Think about that. And again would you agree witht the statement if it read white males would more times than not make a better decision than female Latinos? Is that statement OK, because I see a great deal wrong anytime anyone thinks that their race or sex gives them more of an ability to do a job? From your previous statements apparently you think those things are ok to believe and say.
And no sorry you were wrong, I’m kinda a half breed just like Cher. half german-irish, half- full blooded American Indian.

So not so fair skin, but your prejudice and willing to assume something about one you do not know are very telling about your charecter and beliefs.

Road Scholar

May 26th, 2009
10:57 am

Reality King: And once you interpret the facts correctly, then your opinion may hold water! I believe she ruled in support of the White firefighters.

Whiner: So appearance, and not substance, is the basis of your reasoning. How original and not surprising. No wonder you support Palin.

Joey

May 26th, 2009
10:57 am

When Jay and other Democrats squeal, I mean object and protest; before, during and after a nomination procedure, well that is how the process works; that is good for the US; that is practicing free speech. And all of us know that free speech is protected by the Constitution Shmonstitution.

But when Conservatives react in a similar fashion, they are squealing.

Stay true Jay. Don’t ever waiver from supporting your Democrats. No matter how they behave.

Get Real

May 26th, 2009
10:57 am

Is that all you wingnuts have? One sentence (find the whole speech or stop using it because its taken out of context) from a commencement speech out of 54 years of being on this earth. You all HAVE lost it.

Fecil

May 26th, 2009
10:57 am

We just don’t need another Ivy-League judge. We need someone with an education in law that was not formed from an elite northeastern mindset.

S GA dem

May 26th, 2009
10:58 am

Facts are facts, as long as they are confirmed by Mr Limbaugh

George American

May 26th, 2009
10:58 am

Now we have the terror of a pointy-headed liberal who will roll over the constitution with her feelings for the day.

So much for the rights of the Unborn.

God help us all.

Get Real

May 26th, 2009
10:58 am

…..and Roe v. Wade has been decided and is LAW. Conservative judges who oppose this law and would vote to change it are therefore ‘activist judges’ correct?

demwit

May 26th, 2009
10:59 am

Obama is leading America in the right direction!!

-1.8T budget deficit the first year

- 40% drop in Dow coupled with a 10% drop in GDP, since election

- N. Korea test-fires two more missiles off its east coast, a day after nuke test

- Defense secretary says militants inflicting heavy U.S. casualties hold de facto control of swaths of Afghanistan

- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proposed a face-to-face debate with President Barack Obama at the United Nations But he balanced the offer with a sharp rebuke to Washington and its allies over Iran’s nuclear program. He reiterated that Iran would never abandon its advances in uranium enrichment in exchange for offers of easing sanctions or other economic incentives. The nuclear issue “is closed.”

- San Francisco school board will votes to adopt a new curriculum for kindergarteners that includes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lessons.

- Obama appoints judical activist for supreme court.

sd

May 26th, 2009
11:00 am

It absolutely makes no difference as to who he picked. Some people are going to complain.

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
11:01 am

RW,

I wasn’t being snooty if it came off that way, I was just asking a rhetorical question then went on to elaborate but then notice I just typed that to another poster. Watch the ones who normally beat the drum of equality will remain silent on this because most are partisian nuts who really only follow what the party tells them to.

Brad Steel

May 26th, 2009
11:01 am

Gee Joey,
The double standard is so hard on wingnuts. It must be really tough hearing an opposing opinion.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 26th, 2009
11:03 am

(find the whole speech or stop using it because its taken out of context)

But gosh, it was so hard to find…

Jay roolz Andy and RB

May 26th, 2009
11:04 am

I know nothing about her. I don’t really care that much about it, very little of what goes on in the SCOTUS todays affects me, and for that matter all of you. It’s all just white noise… something to whine about.

So this “baby killer” was appointed by a Bush?

pat

May 26th, 2009
11:06 am

Why are liberal chicks always so ugly?!

RW-(the original)

May 26th, 2009
11:06 am

I believe she ruled in support of the White firefighters.

Road Scholar,

She tried to have the Ricci case dismissed.

demwit

May 26th, 2009
11:10 am

The good news, we aren’t talking about North Korean or Iranian nukes today!!

demwit

May 26th, 2009
11:11 am

liberal chicks are not ugly! They’re just facially challenged..

Joey

May 26th, 2009
11:11 am

Gosh Brad,
What would a nutroot know about listening to an opposing opinion?

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
11:11 am

fecil, great point!

Does anyone know if any of the justices did not attend any Ivy Leauge School?

I do not know, but would think there has to be a person out there qualified that did not attend the Ivy.

Get Real,
have read the whole speech, it is in context. She was saying what she believed qualified a person and what gave them the best insight for determining a case. Then she let her racial gem slip. In essence she was saying that a persons race IS a determining factor into how good of a judge they are.

Do you think that is right and not racism at its core definintion, you know my race is better than yours because its my race?

Why no mention of blacks, asians, hispanic men, or any other men except white ones.

But as I can tell your mind is made up on this matter because she is a democrat, nothing else. Had this been a white man who made the statement in reverse would you also agree with it?

rightofcenter

May 26th, 2009
11:11 am

Jay, did you express your contempt at the “left wing noise machine” when Alito was nominated? I don’t recall that you did. More than likely you blamed it on Bush for nominating someone who was not acceptable to them.

Doggone/GA

May 26th, 2009
11:14 am

“Why are liberal chicks always so ugly?!”

Why are you so concerned with what she looks like?

RW-(the original)

May 26th, 2009
11:14 am

Thanks for the link DB,

It sure destroyed the “out of context” argument.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

While it’s true that she was first named to federal district court by GHWB it was only because of an agreement he made with the New York Senate delegation in some bit of horse trading that let Senator Moynihan name every fourth district court judge up there and she was one of the “fourths.”

demwit

May 26th, 2009
11:14 am

When did the state send you the briefs for this Jay??

Road Scholar

May 26th, 2009
11:15 am

RW: I stand corrected on the firefighters case.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 26th, 2009
11:16 am

Well, as long as we’re yanking stuff out of context and attacking based on what we imagine that context to be…

“I, like Professor Carter, believe that we should not be so myopic as to believe that others of different experiences or backgrounds are incapable of understanding the values and needs of people from a different group. Many are so capable. As Judge Cedarbaum pointed out to me, nine white men on the Supreme Court in the past have done so on many occasions and on many issues including Brown.”

Joey

May 26th, 2009
11:17 am

Reality time:
Unless Sotomayor believes that it is the Supreme Court’s job to make law, rather the interpret the Constitution, I would not oppose her. After all she will be replacing Ginsburg.

Redneck Convert

May 26th, 2009
11:17 am

Well, we got another Activist Judge that don’t want to uphold the Conservative law. It’s just a shame. We won’t never get a good look at how she will rule. She will dodge and weave or say some case is before the Supreme Court and she can’t talk about it now. That was OK when Judge Roberts and Judge Alito were up before the Senate because they had a whole bunch of libruls that didn’t want to vote for them. Leastwise, we all kind of knowed how they would rule if they could just get away from the grilling and get on the court. But now, it’s diffrent. I want her to tell us all exackly how she will rule in every case.

Anyhow, looks like the libruls got us Conservatives by the short hairs. If we raise too much of a ruckus they will say we’re against women and Mexicans and we’ll go down to maybe 10 percent instead of the 20 we got now. So I guess our godly Senators will just have to mumble around and hope she comes out with something they can jump on. It’s a sad day for America. This country is going down the drain.

Have a good day everybody.

demwit

May 26th, 2009
11:17 am

For insight into Jay’s next column visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Brad Steel

May 26th, 2009
11:17 am

pat,
yeah, Phyllis Schlafly is hot, isn’t she?

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
11:17 am

this is the justice some of you are defending…….

a quote from Ms. Sotomayor….
“Um, all of the legal defense funds out there, um, they’re looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don’t make law, I know. Um, um — [laughter] — I know. I’m not promoting it, I’m not advocating it, and, I’m … you know. [laughter]”

So she does think it is the job of the courts to make law? Didn’t our President Obama say this morning it is not the place to make new laws and policy?

Spin this one!

demwit

May 26th, 2009
11:19 am

So Sotomayor does think that judges should dictate policy based on one’s sex, race and/or ethnicity??

alponso

May 26th, 2009
11:20 am

She will not be any more liberal than Justice Souter so it probably makes no difference in the Court’s decisions. An interesting aside is that it is reported that nearly every case on which she decided either as a Federal Judge or in the majority at the appeals level which has made it to the Supreme Court has been reversed.

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
11:21 am

Joey did you see my post at 11:17,

when I looked back after I posted kinda goes along with your post at 11:17.

They are her words but I am SURE they are out of context.

demwit

May 26th, 2009
11:22 am

Help me out here Jay, my progressively advanced education is confusing me.

I Rule You :-)/ You Whine :-(

May 26th, 2009
11:22 am

Whiner: So appearance, and not substance, is the basis of your reasoning.

There are many different ways to interpret one’s temperament, impartiality and fairness, plus you can gather much insight into their judicial decisions.

If you ever wondered why liberal chicks were so angry, just look at them, hahahahahaa.

Aahhh, yes.

Mrs. Godzilla

May 26th, 2009
11:22 am

if we could harness the power of the outrage…..we could power the planet….

tehee tehehehe

Ray Pugh

May 26th, 2009
11:22 am

Man you wingnuts are quite w/out rush feeding you your talking points!

demwit

May 26th, 2009
11:24 am

But aren’t obsece out of shape people a majority in America?

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
11:24 am

Alponso,
Just because I am lazy, is that true form your 11:20 post?

How many times has this happened?

Who reported that?

Sunshine

May 26th, 2009
11:24 am

I say the repubs should give the lady as much hell as the Dems gave for any nomination that GW put up there! Litmus test I tell ya!

Normal

May 26th, 2009
11:24 am

Ok Georgian by birth,
I can see you are getting hot under the collar, so I’ll try to keep
it simple.
I’m 62 years old, white, born in Kentucky coal country, son of a soldier. Veteran of ‘Nam, Granada, and Panama, so I’m two for three.
I consider myself a moderate independent, slightly left of center.
With my deverse ancestry, I would have to call myself a Mongrel
American, and because of that, my travels with father and the Military, I understand diversity. A man is a man and a woman a woman
to be accepted at face value and trusted until they prove different
regardless of race or anything else.
I respect everybody, yes even you, and I would never call anyone a
half breed. That is racest and demeans anything else you might say.
As to Judge Sotomayor, She is saying that because of her difference
in sex, race, and upbringing, that she might a have a different,
perhaps even better slant to a decision than someone who has not lived
her experiences. That is not racism and I for one, would be proud to
have her in the Supreme Court. ’nuff said.

demwit

May 26th, 2009
11:25 am

And white people now the mainorty??

Ken

May 26th, 2009
11:25 am

Road Scholar you would be wrong. I being a fireman am very familiar with this case. There was a promotion exam in the New Haven Conn fire department where 19 white males and 1 hispanic male passed the exam and the city threw out the results of the exam. Why would they do that? Because there were no black people that passed the exam. The case came before her and she ruled in favor of the city without even hearing the case. It is now before the Supreme Court and probably will be overturned based on reverse discrimination.

Byte Me

May 26th, 2009
11:27 am

alphonso: which means — if you really think about it — that all her other positions that the Supremes did not take up were confirmed as being correct.

Sunshine

May 26th, 2009
11:28 am

Oh, the moveon.org and huffington post sheep zombies are in full force!

DannyX

May 26th, 2009
11:31 am

Now hiring. Supreme Court Justice. Only Catholics need apply.

williebkind

May 26th, 2009
11:32 am

Well I do not care what her life experiences are about. I do care how she plans to interpret the constitution to do the will of the progressive liberals. But of course she too will die someday and by then we will have some other concerns rather than maintaining the integrity of the constitution.

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
11:35 am

Mrs Godzilla,

Mine is not rage I promise! How can you have rage on a day off and looking at the waves,

Anyway, I value your opinion as you do have credibility (eventhough your a democrat. :) )

Do you think it is an issue that she has said she feels it is the place of the court to make laws?

That is not the role I have envisioned for our highest court judges. I feel they are there to interprit law not make it. What side of the fence do you fall onto?
p.s. just make sure it is not your neighbor’s yard if you are drunk sometimes they call cops. :o

Dusty

May 26th, 2009
11:35 am

Well, of course.

If Sonia Sotomayor is going to judge ONLY Hispanic women then she is the best suited for a justice job.

But I was under the impression that the Supreme Court judges EVERTBODY, not just Hispanic women who had a tough time. When did that CHANGE? With Obama, I would guess. But no surprise

Obama “organized” the community. Sotomayor will “organize” the law of the land. WHO, HOW & WHAT in your upbringing will be more important than the true legality. That describes an “activist lawyer”. It also sounds like Sonia Sotomayor, a lawyer never nominated for the Supreme Court by George W. Bush.

DannyX

May 26th, 2009
11:36 am

To all you conservatives and Republicans out there.

If you want your “guys” to sit on the court……

TRY WINNING SOME ELECTIONS!!!!!

pat

May 26th, 2009
11:37 am

Doggone/GA

May 26th, 2009
11:14 am

‘Cause she got no brains, so she might as well have looks…God bless her, she’s got niether.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 26th, 2009
11:39 am

Obama “organized” the community. Sotomayor will “organize” the law of the land.

Dusty’s actually funnier than Redneck Convert today.

Peadawg

May 26th, 2009
11:39 am

It’s funny how Obama wants everyone to get along and work together, yet elects a far left judge. Wouldn’t he elect someone in the middle if he REALLY wanted everyone to work together?

Mrs. Godzilla

May 26th, 2009
11:39 am

sunshine…

best put your extra big glasses on…..lot’s more than just MoveOn
and HuFFPost…..lot’s more…..

Joey

May 26th, 2009
11:41 am

Georgian:
I just read your 11:17. Thank you. I could not remember where or when I had read that. You make the point more directly and more clearly than I did.

If Sotomayor believes what she said in that interview, she is not qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice.

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
11:41 am

Normal, have some humor, if your 62 you have to remember Cher’s song entitled that.

I have not been hot under the collar either, sorry if it was perceived that way. Thanks for the life catch up story.

She did not say she might have she said that latino women (meaning all as it was not specified otherwise) are better than white males who have not had the same experience.

Guess I just come from the new generation that does not believe a persons gender, or race in anyway qualifies them or disqualifies them from being good at a job.

From your post you have made it clear you are from the old generation which still holds beliefs that people should not be judged on their charecter, but instead be given credit or have it taken away because they are male or female or a certain race. Because that is the times and culture you grew up in.
I was fortunate enought that racism was not taught in my home.

Ray

May 26th, 2009
11:42 am

Great day in America – perfect extension of the Memorial Day gratitude I feel for vets like George American who fought for this great country, fought for equal rights for all.

Thanks George – wink

Mrs. Godzilla

May 26th, 2009
11:42 am

Far left judge…..hyterically funny!!!!

That’s just waht Bush 41 said when he nominated her to her current post – NOT

teehehehehe

Midori

May 26th, 2009
11:43 am

where would you wingnuts be without hackneyed bumper sticker slogans?

or rather, what would you do without them?

alponso

May 26th, 2009
11:44 am

georgian by birth floridian because I’m lucky- It was just reported on Fox News and was not stressed just given as an aside during a report. But, I found it interesting.

Byte Me- No, it does not mean that all her other decisions were correct or incorrect, it just means that the appeals did not rise to the Supreme Court level. Also, no numbers were given, could be five, could be fifty.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 26th, 2009
11:45 am

RC

May 26th, 2009
11:47 am

Good Choice, a Left wing nut job! She is as visually handicapped as Ruthie the MORON! Fits with all the left wingers.

Lord Help Us

May 26th, 2009
11:47 am

You’re (take note of the spelling please, GA) right, whiner!

Sotomayer is not nearly as ‘hot’ as Harriet Myers, but at least she is qualified…

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
11:47 am

Joey but because I bring those things up I have rage and other such issues in my head one poster even assumed I had my fair skin being too thin.

I guess when people do not have an argument for your position they attack the person.

Funny how not too many want to address what she obviously believes is her job, and that is to MAKE LAW, not interpret it.

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 26th, 2009
11:51 am

DB,

Funny how I have seen you post things negatively about Wooten, then he says something you agree with and all of the sudden it is gospel.

How does that happen?

Address some of her other quotes as well, you know how she feels it is her job to make Law?

Warning I do not think Wooten has commented on that yet so you may have to use your own thoughts.

RW-(the original)

May 26th, 2009
11:55 am

Mrs. G,

Sotomayor was nominated to her CURRENT post by Clinton.

Enough of this for now, I need to go check on the forest. Later!

DB, Gwinnettian

May 26th, 2009
11:57 am

GA birth, not saying Wooten is Gospel, just defining some perception boundaries here.

you know how she feels it is her job to make Law?

I’ve no idea where that quote even comes from, but it certainly doesn’t sound like anything terribly serious. I mean, there’s [laughter] and everything…

Doggone/GA

May 26th, 2009
11:59 am

“Cause she got no brains”

Proof?

SOMALIDAWG

May 26th, 2009
12:00 pm

افراد بشر آزاد به دنیا می‌آیند و از دید حیثیت و حقوق با هم برابرند، همه دارای اندیشه و وجدان Women capable NOT of judging on men affairs.و باید در برابر یکدیگر با روح برادری رفتار Reap what sow.

Dave R

May 26th, 2009
12:02 pm

President Hope & Change’s nominating process:

Does the candidate meet qualifications for ethnicity? Check!

Does the candidate meet qualifications for gender? Check!

Does the candidate meet qualifications for judicial expertise, i.e. limited reversal of rulings in a court higher then hers? . . .

Oh, well. Two out of three ain’t bad!

At least he got the important pieces checked off. Of course, with just those qualifications needed by Hope & Change, wouldn’t Perez Hilton have been qualified as much?

Dusty

May 26th, 2009
12:07 pm

RedNeck is funny today? When?

He gave us his usual undercover line about how conservatives are failing. Now that is funny but not how he meant it to be.

But libs enjoy that kind of stuff. They love”playing” like conservatives are ignorant, prejudiced and blue collar nitwits when those are the characteristics of brain washed libs.

If you don’t believe that, just read the “jokers” who post here every day at the crack of dawn. Amazing repetition! Same stuff! Biased baloney!

RedNeck at least gives us a little bit of liberal variety. Kinda like a box of fruit loops.