Sotomayor nominated to high court – first Hispanic

Sotomayor nominated to high court – first Hispanic

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to become the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as “an inspiring woman” with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely.

Obama said Sotomayor has more experience as a judge than any current member of the high court had when nominated, adding she has earned the “respect of colleagues on the bench, the admiration of many lawyers who argue cases in her court and the adoration of her clerks, who look to her as a mentor.”

Standing next to Obama at the White House, Sotomayor recalled a childhood spent in a housing project in the Bronx as well as her upper-echelon legal career: “I strive never to forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals, businesses and government.”

Barring the unexpected, Senate confirmation seems likely, given the large Democratic majority. If approved, she would join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the second woman on the current court, the third in history. She would succeed retiring Justice David Souter.

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Sotomayor nominated to high court – first Hispanic

OK, we knew that Obama was going to nominate a libber to the SCOTUS, that was a given. It was suspected that he would nominate a female and a minority too, so, no real surprises there either. A libber president doing what a scumbag libber is expected to do, take this nation down the sewer by seating a scumbag libber on the SCOTUS. Just sayin’…

Sotomayor was born in The Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents. She grew up in a housing project in the South Bronx, a short walk from Yankee Stadium. She was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at age 8. Her father, a tool-and-die worker with a third-grade education, died the following year. Her mother, Selena Sotomayor, a nurse, raised Sotomayor and her younger brother, Juan Sotomayor, who is now a doctor. Sotomayor has often stated that her mother is the one person that is her life inspiration. In 1976, Sotomayor married while a student at Princeton University and divorced in 1983. SOURCE: Sonia Sotomayor

So, we see that she is of Puerto Rican heritage. Good! At least Puerto Rico is an American territory. I was surprised that Obama didn’t name someone of Mexican heritage.

Abortion
In Center for Reproductive Law and Policy v. Bush, Sotomayor upheld the Bush administration’s implementation of the “Mexico City Policy” which requires foreign organizations receiving U.S. funds to “neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations”. Sotomayor held that the policy did not constitute a violation of equal protection, as the government “is free to favor the anti-abortion position over the pro-choice position, and can do so with public funds”. SOURCE:
Sonia Sotomayor

First Amendment rights
In Pappas v. Giuliani, Sotomayor dissented from her colleagues’ ruling that the NYPD could terminate an employee from his desk job who sent racist materials through the mail. Sotomayor argued that the First Amendment protected speech by the employee “away from the office, on [his] own time,” even if that speech was “offensive, hateful, and insulting,” and that therefore the employee’s First Amendment claim should have gone to trial rather than being dismissed on summary judgment. SOURCE:
Sonia Sotomayor

I am wanting to see some opinion on the Second Amendment as well, but have none at this time. I am sure that the many gun blogs are busy, busy, busy looking all around for details! And while I’m on the topic of LIBBERS that are taking this nation down the sewer, let’s look at the RINO, One World Government moonbat that set a lot of this in motion.

Considered a political centrist by the American Bar Association Journal and others, Sotomayor was nominated on November 27, 1991, by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by John M. Walker, Jr. She became the youngest judge in the Southern District and the first Hispanic federal judge anywhere in New York State. SOURCE: Sonia Sotomayor

A lot like Bush 43 was going to foist Harriet Miers off on the American people a while back. Bush 43 made up for that travesty by appointing Sam Alito and John Roberts to the Court and we were successful in stopping the Miers mistake from happening, I don’t believe we’ll be successful at stopping Obama and Sotomayor.

EDIT TO ADD: 14:08:21 David Kopel has more. Including: the right to possess a gun is clearly not a fundamental right.

As Dave notes: Judge Sotomayor’s record suggests hostility, rather than empathy, for the tens of millions of Americans who exercise their right to keep and bear arms.

SOURCE: SayUncle – Sotomayor and guns

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18 Responses to Sotomayor nominated to high court – first Hispanic

  1. Kate says:

    I find some of her comments to be highly offensive. I wasn’t aware that gender or race had anything to do with the rule of law. Legislating from the bench will continue. Justice is no longer blind, but political.

  2. TexasFred says:

    Kate.. LINKS are imperative in this one, opinion is great, I KNOW the comment you are talking about, but citation is of the utmost importance this time…

  3. jd3 says:

    I found this interesting….

    But Sotomayor’s work as a judge is not without controversy. During a speech at the University of California at Berkeley, Sotomayor said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

    Hmm…..better watch out Fred….looks like she thinks she is smarter than you….by virtue of her background?

  4. jd3 says:

    Sorry Fred….this is from a BIO on Fox News…it also states that the AP contributed to the report…

    Here you go..

    BIO: Judge Sonia Sotomayor – Presidential Politics Political News – FOXNews.com

  5. TexasFred says:

    John, you IZ da Man… 😛

  6. Kate says:

    Yep….that’s the one.

  7. WhoBeen says:

    “I was at a loss for words over Obama’s selection so I took a picture.”

  8. WhoBeen says:

    Somebody told me that I was a good photographer…
    I guess I’m getting better at it…my camera can now read my mind…I swear I just clicked the shutter and it prints out exactly what I’m thinking…amazing this new technology!

    see above photo

  9. I haven’t had much time to research Sotomayor. I’m sure she will be your typical libtard. I just hope she isn’t entirely liberal, and she has some decency in her. I heard that she did rule AGAINST a pro choice group once, in her only case involving abortion. So that’s something I suppose.

  10. brwnavy says:

    No she isn’t entirely liberal. She is entirely leftist. Liberals can be debated. Leftist need to be imprisoned or shot.

    Sotomayor states “Gun Ownwership is Unconstitutional”; http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/05/sotomayor-gun-ownership.html

  11. WhoBeen says:

    ref comment number 9

    She is very racist…to the core!

    See Hanity tonight he will explain…

  12. WhoBeen says:

    can’t believe this…

    I was just asked what does the picture signify?

    (the person just left the room)

    “Going to hell in a handbasket”

  13. WhoBeen says:

    Ref: “Kids”

    Yup!

  14. It isn’t the FIRST appointment. . .

    It will be the SECOND appointment and those thereafter. . .

    BZ

  15. Mr Pink Eyes says:

    This is exactly the type of judge we knew was coming, there is no way that we are going to be able to stop this. I am most worried about how brazen she was that she actually told people that the court makes policy. That is the scary part of her to me.

  16. TexasFred says:

    ANY, and I mean ANY Republican Senator that votes to confirm this miserable BITCH only makes my case regarding exactly what is wrong with the GOP and why it needs to be destroyed!!

  17. Kate says:

    What would surprise me is if Lamrar Alexander voted against. We pretty much know those New England snots will vote ‘yea’. The more I read about that woman, the more I am hoping a few reasonably ‘conservative’ Dems will snap out of their stupor, and vote against. I’m not gonna hold my breath though.

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