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Obama to pick Sotomayor for Supreme Court

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[QUOTE]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.
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[url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30938978/[/url]

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Very early indications are that she could be slightly less left leaning as Souter although still on the left side.

Considering the current political situation, I'll take it.

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<insert full week of cable news partisan hackery>

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What? He didn't appoint Fidel Castro? The duece you say!

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Souter was a trojan horse put in by Bush I...expect this one to show her leftist signs early.

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SOCIALISM!!!!!!!!1!!!!!1

Wait. Wrong thread.

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Wow G5, ya think she'll be left leaning? You must be some kind of mind reader!

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She believes in legislating from the bench, even made mention of the power of the Court of Appeals in making policy.

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National Review says she screws up a lot and disregards law in her opinions. Has been called down by Clinton appointees.

Looks like the president saw "latino" and "woman" and said "I'll take her"

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Well she did rule for the players over the owners that forced the cancellation of the 1995 World Series. :cool:

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It doesn't matter as dems will pass anyone that Obama trots out.

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She's a racist.

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[quote name='stirs']National Review says she screws up a lot and disregards law in her opinions. Has been called down by Clinton appointees.

Looks like the president saw "latino" and "woman" and said "I'll take her"[/QUOTE]

It's only fair. That's how HE got elected.

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wwwhhhhhhhaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

ah-la ah-la ah-la

wwwwhhhhhaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

National Review hates her? Cool!

I have grown to love that term "legislating from the bench". Translated into English, I believe it means "THEY WANT TO TAKE MY GUNS AND BABIES!!!" and that makes me laugh.

I have not been keeping track - here it is, almost June...are all the guns banned yet? Have the forced abortions started? If not that Obama must be a total slacker!

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[quote]At a 2001 UC Berkeley symposium marking the 40th anniversary of the first Latino names to the federal district court, Sotomayor said that the gender and ethnicity of judges do and should affect their judicial decision-making, Sotomayor said that the gender and ethnicity of judges do and SHOULD affect their judicial decision-making. "Our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging," she said. "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." [/quote]

She's AWESOME man! Let's break out the pom-poms for another amazing Obama move. Rah rah! It's not even June yet and we've got our very own SC justice in the mold of the 1 nutball that opposed today's Prop-8 ruling. Love to read that dissenting opinion, I'm sure it's chock-full of amazing constitutional law citations. Way to go Obama...you're just so freaking cool.

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[QUOTE]"Our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging," she said. "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." [/QUOTE]

Why can "minorities" get away with saying stuff like this?

Shouldn't the letter of the law decide a judgement? Every fat liberal will now sue Taco Bell for making them fat and the law is on their side. Go get your chalupa and cinnamon twists while you still can.

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[quote name='stirs']National Review says she screws up a lot and disregards law in her opinions. Has been called down by Clinton appointees.

Looks like the president saw "latino" and "woman" and said "I'll take her"[/QUOTE]

the national review is a rothbardian rag who cares

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[quote name='g5jamz']She's AWESOME man! Let's break out the pom-poms for another amazing Obama move. Rah rah! It's not even June yet and we've got our very own SC justice in the mold of the 1 nutball that opposed today's Prop-8 ruling. Love to read that dissenting opinion, I'm sure it's chock-full of amazing constitutional law citations. Way to go Obama...you're just so freaking cool.[/QUOTE]

Anthing like how all the guys who wrote the Constitution allowing only white male landowners to vote were all white male landowners? You mean legislating like that?

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I just hope he didn't pick her based on looks... :puke:

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[quote name='SouthCakPanther']Why can "minorities" get away with saying stuff like this?

Shouldn't the letter of the law decide a judgement? Every fat liberal will now sue Taco Bell for making them fat and the law is on their side. Go get your chalupa and cinnamon twists while you still can.[/QUOTE]

Flip the statement...imagine a white male saying the same thing with the appropriate racial portions reversed.

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[quote name='g5jamz']Flip the statement...imagine a white male saying the same thing with the appropriate racial portions reversed.[/QUOTE]

they did, it was called the constitution

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[quote name='nc_biscuit']I just hope he didn't pick her based on looks... :puke:[/QUOTE]


Yeah...she is a little rough around the edges. :yesnod:

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[quote name='cookinwithgas']Anthing like how all the guys who wrote the Constitution allowing only white male landowners to vote were all white male landowners? You mean legislating like that?[/QUOTE]

That has absolutely NOTHING to do with court decisions today. Your statement is spoken like a true Obama-bowler.

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[quote name='g5jamz']That has absolutely NOTHING to do with court decisions today. Your statement is spoken like a true Obama-bowler.[/QUOTE]
yes the constitution has nothing to do with decisions today.

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[quote name='Fiz']they did, it was called the constitution[/QUOTE]

:smilielol5: LOLZ........................

oh, wait. You are probably being serious.

F*ck it! :smilielol5:

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