Palin and Sotomayor – A Tale of Two Women
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, | Read More »
Racist? Uh, no.
Well, I knew it would happen, but I still am an idealist. I thought that perhaps, in our tolerant transparent America we could go through the hearings for a nominee for Supreme Court without cries of racism. But once again I am disappointed. So I guess I need to address this issue, since I have been called a racist (and a bit worse) for questioning | Read More »
Lugar says he will vote for two-faced judge (updated)
What is wrong with Republican Senators? Do they want to continue in the minority forever? The MSM has just reported that Luger (RINO-Ind) indicates he will vote for Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice. Listen up you idiot. The Democrats do not need a single Republican to place this lying piece of garbage on the Supreme Court. This is their excuse for a nominee. Let | Read More »
It’s been suggested that this Durbin (D, IL) video…
…is a bit busy. Too much distraction between the words on the screen and the words coming out of Durbin’s mouth. Opinions? Background on Durbin and his re-segregation efforts here and here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Sotomayor as Toto-deny-or [updated]
Supreme Court nominee flees from President Obama’s “empathy” standard and her own record Update – Part three is here What if John Roberts had declared in his nomination hearing for Chief Justice of the United States that rather than being an umpire-like judge calling balls and strikes, he intended pitch? Does anyone believe that President George W. Bush wouldn’t have immediately withdrawn the apostate before | Read More »
Sonia Sotomayor – Abortion Rights, “Settled Law” – Ok, So Show Me The Law !
Since the Senate hearings commenced for the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court, her canned and rehearsed answers have cause many, even conservatives to ease up on her and believe the hype through prepared answers that Sotomayor is not a liberal as once thought. Yet in just one series of questions concerning ,”abortion rights, ” this liberal judge revealed | Read More »
What is wrong with the Republicans in the Senate?
Why can’t the Senate Republicans grab their testes, and let the Democrats know that deference is a nice policy, but it’s also a two-way street?
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Midstream update on Sotomayor hearing–Updated again!
Senator Kyl corrected the record on Sandra Day O’Connor vs. Sonya Sotomayor. O’Connor said she believed a wise man and a wise woman would come to the same conclusion. Sotomayor said she thought a Latina would come to a better decision than a white man. That implies a different conclusion. That implies she thinks a Latina thinks better than a white man does. Kyl caught | Read More »
Sotomayor on stare decisis
Reading some of the recap of Sotomayor’s hearing on Bench Memos, I get the impression that she is very big on stare decisis, i.e. the attempt to respect and not contradict previous rulings by the same court or higher courts of the same jurisdiction. (As I am no lawyer, I hope I have summarized this concept correctly.) What worries me about this testimony is that | Read More »
And here we thought campaign finance “reform” wasn’t about silencing opposing views
The Supreme Court has long recognized that Campaign finance regulation (“reform”) limits the ability of citizens to speak on political matters, in apparent contravention of the First Amendment rights of speech, press, and assembly. The only justification that the Supreme Court has recognized for upholding campaign finance regulation despite the limits it imposes on First Amendment rights is to prevent, “corruption or its appearance.” Moreover, | Read More »
CNN’s Analysis, Sotomayor a ‘Cautious and Careful Liberal,’ is Left Rhetoric Exemplified
If you want to see how liberals in the media “do” their thing, nothing has been a better example than the analysis by CNN’s Jeffery Toobin. We’ve highlighted some on-air work of his Sotomayor coverage, but he also has a written piece on CNN.com that is a perfect example of how the left spins rhetoric to legitimize leftist precepts. In his July 13 piece, for | Read More »
Yes, we can filibuster Sotomayor (if we want to).
On his Campaign Spot blog at NRO, Jim Geraghty discusses the possibility of a Republican led Senate Judiciary Committee filibuster of Judge Sotomayor. Here is the link to his post: http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=Yzg0YjhlNjNkZDU2MDYyZjA1ODFlOGUwNmEwODQxMjg= However, I must respectfully disagree with Mr. Geraghty’s final assertion in this blog post. Based on the historical record, it seems likely that 1) a Senate Judiciary Committee filibuster exists, and 2) | Read More »
The Sotomayor Hearing Begins – A Test for Republicans…
The Confirmation Hearing for Judge Sotomayor has begun in the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. We will hear a series of opening statements – and then, likely, a couple of days of questions for the aspiring Supreme Court Justice. This is a real test. But the test is not for Ms. Sotomayor. The test is for Republicans. In the 1990’s, President Clinton had two opportunities | Read More »
10 Questions for Sotomayor
(Editor’s Note: Since Sonia Sotomayor will almost certainly NOT be answering questions next week about future cases likely to face SCOTUS, I’m leaving them out of my list of 10. Below are a list of questions phrased softly enough and hypothetical enough that she’ll likely feel safe answering. Hopefully, she’ll like to hear herself talk and get into enough detail to hang herself expose her judicial mindset to America.) | Read More »
Backers of Sotomayor: “Let’s Get the Firefighter!”
In preparation for the upcoming Senate confirmation debate, supporters of Judge Sonia Sotomayor are stooping to a new low… According to McClatchy Newspapers, they are going after the Connecticut firefighter at the center of one of the nominee’s most controversial rulings – the one recently overturned by the United States Supreme Court in Ricci v. DeStefano. This is not unusual. It is the M-O of | Read More »