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    Obama's pick for the Supreme Court.

    I'm sure her being picked has nothing to do with her being Hispanic.

    AP sources: Obama picks Sotomayor for high court

    <CITE class=vcard>By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer Ben Feller, Associated Press Writer </CITE><ABBR class=recenttimedate title=2009-05-26T06:00:29-0700>49 mins ago</ABBR>
    <!-- end .byline -->WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama tapped federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, officials said, making her the first Hispanic in history picked to wear the robes of a justice.
    If confirmed by the Senate, Sotomayor, 54, would succeed retiring Justice David Souter. Two officials described Obama's decision on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made.
    Administration officials say Sotomayor would bring more judicial experience to the Supreme Court than any justice confirmed in the past 70 years.
    A formal announcement was expected at midmorning.
    Obama had said publicly he wanted a justice who combined intellect and empathy — the ability to understand the troubles of everyday Americans.
    Democrats hold a large majority in the Senate, and barring the unexpected, Sotomayor's confirmation should be assured.
    If approved, she would join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the second woman on the current court.
    Sotomayor is a self-described "Newyorkrican" who grew up in a Bronx housing project after her parents moved to New York from Puerto Rico. She has dealt with diabetes since age 8 and lost her father at age 9, growing up under the care of her mother in humble surroundings. As a girl, inspired by the Perry Mason television show, she knew she wanted to be a judge.
    A graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School, a former prosecutor and private attorney, Sotomayor became a federal judge for the Southern District of New York in 1992.
    As a judge, she has a bipartisan pedigree. She was first appointed by a Republican, President George H.W. Bush, then named an appeals judge by President Bill Clinton in 1997.
    At her Senate confirmation hearing more than a decade ago, she said, "I don't believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it."
    In one of her most memorable rulings as federal district judge, Sotomayor essentially salvaged baseball in 1995, ruling with players over owners in a labor strike that had led to the cancellation of the World Series.
    As an appellate judge, she sided with the city of New Haven, Conn., in a discrimination case brought by white firefighters after the city threw out results of a promotion exam because two few minorities scored high enough. Ironically, that case is now before the Supreme Court.
    Obama's nomination is the first by a Democratic president in 15 years.
    His announcement also leaves the Senate four months — more than enough by traditional standards — to complete confirmation proceedings before the Court begins its next term in the fall.
    Republicans have issued conflicting signals about their intentions. While some have threatened filibusters if they deemed Obama's pick too liberal, others have said that is unlikely.
    Given Sotomayor's selection, any decision to filibuster would presumably carry political risks — Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment of the population and an increasingly important one politically.

    Abortion rights have been a flashpoint in several recent Supreme Court confirmations, although Sotomayor has not authored any controversial rulings on the subject.
    Sotomayor's elevation to the appeals court was delayed by Republicans, in part out of concerns she might someday be selected for the Supreme Court. She was ultimately confirmed for the appeals court in 1998 on a 68-28 vote, gathering some Republican support.
    Among those voting against her was Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, now the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee that will hold sway over her confirmation. Now, more than a decade later, Sotomayor possesses credentials Sessions said he wanted in a pick for the high court — years of experience on the bench. Obama had talked openly about the upside of choosing someone outside the judiciary — every single current justice is a former federal appeals court judge — but passed on at least two serious candidates who had never been judges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrophobic guy View Post
    At her Senate confirmation hearing more than a decade ago, she said, "I don't believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it."
    I don't care if she's a 'can if this is what she truly believes.

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    Do honor to it, or do horror to it??? If Obama wants her there then he has an ulterior motive for it....

    AND "As an appellate judge, she sided with the city of New Haven, Conn., in a discrimination case brought by white firefighters after the city threw out results of a promotion exam because too few minorities scored high enough. Ironically, that case is now before the Supreme Court".

    That doesn't sound like "I don't believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it."


    IMO, If they didn't score high enough to be considered then they lost their shot for the year... same test, same chance.... So sorry, promotions go to the white guys....
    Last edited by Darkside's Calling; 05-26-2009 at 11:34 AM.

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    I had a feeling this would turn out to be the case, but one can always hope. I haven't had a chance to do any research yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphii View Post
    I had a feeling this would turn out to be the case, but one can always hope. I haven't had a chance to do any research yet....
    I've given up on hope, just waiting for it to be over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_velocity View Post
    I've given up on hope, just waiting for it to be over.

    Which will be forever and a day b/c it would take someone another 8 yrs to undo all of this mess.
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    Thumbs down

    I just did some reading on her and she seems to be nothing but a Hack who rules from the bench and She has been overturned 80% by the Supreme Court. The GOP needs to fight this one no wonder The Zippy picked her.

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    Yea, I'm finding out the same things in my research. Figures he'd pick some idiot like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphii View Post
    Yea, I'm finding out the same things in my research. Figures he'd pick some idiot like this.
    Check this out!
    http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...97&newsLang=en





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    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/....html?wprss=44


    "During her years on the organization's board during the 1980s, the organization, then known as the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, focused its efforts on the creation of majority-Hispanic voting districts and the defense of bilingual education programs."

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    Wow she is like a rash all over the internet.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...luence-judges/


    "WASHINGTON (CNN) — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor said in a 2001 speech that a judge's gender and ethnicity does, and should, influence his or her decision-making on the bench."




    Great Pick there Zippy!!!!!!!

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    And another she seems right up Zero's alley.

    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/S...mo_code=8061-1
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    I knew for a fact MI would not be lucky enough to lose our wonderful governor.
    "As government expands, liberty contracts." -Ronald Reagan
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    Comrade Huessin racist views at it again. The idiot will not stop until he totally screws all of us.
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