Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor, Judicial Activist and Intellectual Lightweight.

So..."the Court of Appeals is where policy is made", huh?

Ladies and gentlemen, the ONLY time we get a true glimpse into the leftist mind is when they're really angry, or at ease in front of kindred spirits--fellow travelers from the left. Other than that we never get the truth from these radicals. They lie ALL the time! President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, let the truth be known. She was in front of friends.

In America we ELECT Representatives and Senators who are accountable to the people to write and enact laws. The courts are supposed to interpret those laws, and judge their constitutional merit if they're challenged. Sotomayor's comments--and her flippant and dismissive attitude towards the role of the legislative branch in lawmaking--gave us this rare moment of leftist honesty. Damn it, these people legislate from the bench! Thanks for the honesty Sonia.

Here are some differeing views on the radical Sotomayor:

NARAL Pro-Choice President Nancy Keenan
"President Obama has selected a nominee with a distinguished record of professional accomplishments as a judge, prosecutor, and community leader. This impressive personal biography signals that she possesses an understanding of how the law affects everyday people's lives," Ms. Keenan said. "We are encouraged by the strong support she receives from her peers and other legal scholars and the fact that the Senate has twice confirmed her for federal judgeships. We look forward to learning more about Judge Sotomayor's views on the right to privacy and the landmark Roe v. Wade decision as the Senate's hearing process moves forward."

CATO Institute Vice President for Legal Affairs Roger Pilon
"In nominating Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter, President Obama chose the most radical of all the frequently mentioned candidates before him."
"Given the way her panel recently summarily dismissed the Ricci case – involving the complaint by New Haven, Connecticut, firefighters that the city had thrown out the results of an officers exam because the results did not come out “right” –- and the expectation, based on oral argument, that the Supreme Court will reverse the Second Circuit decision, there will likely be an extremely contentious confirmation battle ahead. If confirmation hearings are scheduled for summer, they will follow shortly upon the Court’s decision in that explosive case. Are we to imagine that President Obama chose as he did because he wants that battle?"

Reversals
The Supreme Court has reversed Judge Sotomayor in six instances where it granted certiorari to review an opinion she authored. In three of these reversals, the Court held that Judge Sotomayor erred in her statutory interpretation. In one case, the Supreme Court vacated a judgment made Judge Sotomayor and remanded the case back to the Second Circuit

I have heard that approximately 80% of her decisions have been reversed. Thus far I haven't been able to confirm that, so it should be treated as gossip for now. Do you think she'll do a good job?

19 comments:

  1. Deborah on the BaysideMay 26, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Ahem... dearie, your slip is showing.

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  3. "If the Constitution’s meaning can be erased or rewritten, and the Framers’ intentions ignored, it ceases to be a constitution but is instead a concoction of political expedients that serve the contemporary policy agendas of the few who are entrusted with public authority to preserve it."

    "To say that the constitution is a living and breathing document is to give license to arbitrary and lawless activism."

    ...does any of this matter to anyone anymore? If not I'd like to start obeying the law selectively.

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  4. Deborah, can you even imagine the idea that this woman would make it through the vetting process? I'm guessing that she'll do Obie's dirty work on the court. If the dems only had 55 Senators this nomination wouldn't have made it.

    RK those are fantastic quotes! Especially considering the nominee. It's NO exaggeration to say that these people are diametrically opposed to Constitutional principles.
    "does any of this matter to anyone anymore?"
    If not, I'll stock up on gold coins and go live on our mountain propertry in the TN mountains!

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  5. NO WAY would she make it if we stood a chance vote-wise, which we don't.
    that video says SO much....
    RightKlik, let's start not obeying the law by not paying taxes!? I'm all OVER that one!!
    I keep reading in all this information that the Left views NARAL as a 'civil rights' group, that kind of blew my mind..?

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  6. Z, G-d bless you for being up at this hour in Cali! If it was me, the 9mm would be in my right hand. :-) I think this woman was Obie's dream pick--the one who will do her level best to impose his vision of "social justice' on the court. Good to see ya!

    BTW, didn't you know about NARAL's lofty new perch? Ugh!

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  7. hi there ..the media is in love with her already.sheesh!! :)

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  8. WHT she's even LESS qualified than Harriet Myers! There's literally an avalanche of bad news coming in about this radical. Lawyers who have worked with her give terrible reviews of her ability.

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  9. even some of her colleagues are calling her a dimbulb who won't be able to keep up intellectually with the conservatives in the bench

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  10. Elbro by all rights this woman shouldn't stand a chance. How damned many times do you get REVERSED by the Supreme Court and rebuked by collegues before a light goes off somewhere, and someone says, "this person's NOT qualified to sit on the highest court!"

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  11. Sonia Sotomayor is a member of La Raza, hispanic equivalent of the KKK, for crying out loud. How can she even be considered for the SCOTUS? My word, this country has gone to hell in a hand basket!

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  12. She can do no wrong. She was picked by the chosen one to represent THE Race.

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  13. It's a good thing the Left never treated any of the Right's nominations badly; i.e. Bork or Thomas, huh? Because they SURE wouldn't want that done to them. :-)

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  14. Deborah on the BaysideMay 28, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Obama and Osama - born worlds apart
    Who exacts the greater damage --
    From outside, or deep within our heart?

    One smudges the alabaster's gleam
    for his cause to bolster.
    The other has a barrister
    Double barreled in his holster.

    One sends his minions onward
    against the vile Great Satan.
    The other appoints Miss Sonya
    to brace our law and nation.

    In one mouth are philippics
    that would bury our institutions,
    And from the other comes the word
    that will bury our constitution.

    Yes, Osama and Obama -- born worlds apart.
    Yet how different really are their goals?
    It's in method they depart.

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  15. Deborah on the BaysideMay 28, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    sorry.... I missed the title to previous post, which makes less sense without it:

    AN ODE TO MISS SONYA AND "CHANGE"

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  16. Fairest are you KIDDING!? La Raza! Jeez it's even worse than I thought.

    Z, the left was even miserable to Roberts and Alito. With the exceptions of Sutter and Harriet Myers, the Republican nominees of the last three administrations have been SUPERB candidates. Yet the left treated them all as though they were RAPISTS! We don't need to do that, but we definitely need to be persistent and force her to answer some serious questions concerning the role of the court and her membership in La Raza (jeez!)

    Deborah thanks for the fantastic--and jolting--poem. You're very talented. Do you mind if I post it sometime soon?

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  17. Deborah on the BaysideMay 28, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Sure. Post away Jingoist.

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  18. Hi Jingo,
    Well, if Obama's consistent, I expect Sotomayor might owe back taxes. Not that it would matter, since it hasn't so far.

    I think this nominee would be considered a soulmate of Obama's. Just his cup of tea. We can hope the Republicans will put up a fight. If this nominee doesn't warrant it who would?

    Justice is supposed to be blind, but this President does not respect what is supposed to be in a free and just country, only what is expedient and true to his leftist roots. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

    Pris

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  19. Pris, this is a rip!
    "Well, if Obama's consistent, I expect Sotomayor might owe back taxes. Not that it would matter, since it hasn't so far."

    Thanks for the laugh! It's SO true.

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