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Lazy8

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Posted: Jun 3, 2009 - 10:22am

 arighter2 wrote:
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2009/05/27/is-d....-kelo-decision/

Another case that makes me wonder if the nominee is too quick to put the State before the liberty of the people.

 
As bad as it is, she was bound by the Kelo decision—one of the worst Supreme court decisions in our history. The only way to answer the question I'd have about this would be to ask her how she would have voted on the Kelo case, a question she would probably decline to answer.

Which leaves her real intentions as a Supreme Court Justice unknown. Whatever she says in the hearings she will be on the bench for life, and short of impeachment there's no way to throw her out. The recent pattern has been to say as little as possible (or whatever is necessary) to get thru the hearings and then get to work. No one will answer a question that matters.

arighter2

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Posted: Jun 3, 2009 - 10:11am

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2009/05/27/is-d....-kelo-decision/

Another case that makes me wonder if the nominee is too quick to put the State before the liberty of the people.



arighter2

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Posted: Jun 3, 2009 - 10:06am

 Zep wrote:

The student (Doninger) sent out emails to the student community calling the administrators "douchebags," which by itself should be protected, but she also moved closer to disruptive actions when she encouraged her readers to call the school to "piss off" the principle. 

This came before the "Bong Hits for Jesus" case, right?

 
Actually, the appeal came just slightly after The Supreme Court ruled on the Bong Hits for Jesus case. I think requests to call the principal may well have been a legitimate attempt to get the principal's decision overturned. But that requires a little more digging on my part.

jadewahoo

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Posted: May 29, 2009 - 11:28am

 Zep wrote:

Harriet Myers II?

Or "Souter in Reverse"?

 
No. Republicans that are so stuck in the 'anti-anything-Obama' mode that they are incapable of seeing that Sotomayor is one of their own corporate lackies. Democrats who are so delusional that they are blinded by the light and fail to see that Sotomayor is one of the proverbial 'pieces of silver' given in obeisance to the Corporatacracy.

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Posted: May 29, 2009 - 10:56am

Sotomayor's Publications
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Posted: May 29, 2009 - 7:06am

 jadewahoo wrote:
I'm laughing! Obama picked a mouthpiece of the Corporatacracy and the Righties are coming unglued trying to paint her as a Liberal, whilst the Lefties are circling the wagons around someone who will stab them in the back while they stand around her.
 
Harriet Myers II?

Or "Souter in Reverse"?


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Posted: May 29, 2009 - 7:04am

 arighter2 wrote:
I do not like her decision on Doninger vs. Niehoff at all. I do not think  she is a friend of free speech. I do not support her.
 
The student (Doninger) sent out emails to the student community calling the administrators "douchebags," which by itself should be protected, but she also moved closer to disruptive actions when she encouraged her readers to call the school to "piss off" the principle. 

This came before the "Bong Hits for Jesus" case, right?


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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 11:42pm

 romeotuma wrote:


Oh, the hypocrisy of the complaints against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a racist...  there were no complaints from Republicans when Samuel Alito stated at his confirmation hearing as a Supreme Court nominee—

"When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account."

 
that doesn't sound racist to me...sounds reasoned. ?!
if he had said being a white dude and benefiting from the richness of that makes it likely that he would make better judgments than
a latino woman, that would be racist and sexist right???!!

sotomayor's statement was racist and sexist...but not enough to deny her confirmation on its own...
let us all be honest here!!

all this partisan crap is getting so old to me!...on what we know now sotomayor is confirmed, just as alito should have been and was...!

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 9:53pm

 arsenault wrote:

i am always queasy when children are litigious...whatever the merits.
 
It was her mom, I think, who actually brought suit. I'm not sure though. I don't think it's as important a case as it's being made out to be... but it's famous and Sotomayor was sort of involved so hey.

arsenault

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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 9:38pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

She didn't make the decision in that case, the lower court did. Her court was asked to determine whether the lower court abused its discretion. In fact they agreed that the punishment did not fit the crime, but they were not re-trying the case. They found that the lower court acted appropriately and therefore the decision must stand. It's possible (probable?) that if any of the circuit court judges had tried the case, the decision would have been different.
 
i am always queasy when children are litigious...whatever the merits.

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 9:35pm

 arighter2 wrote:
I do not like her decision on Doninger vs. Niehoff at all. I do not think  she is a friend of free speech. I do not support her.

 
She didn't make the decision in that case, the lower court did. Her court was asked to determine whether the lower court abused its discretion. In fact they agreed that the punishment did not fit the crime, but they were not re-trying the case. They found that the lower court acted appropriately and therefore the decision must stand. It's possible (probable?) that if any of the circuit court judges had tried the case, the decision would have been different.

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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 8:45pm

I do not like her decision on Doninger vs. Niehoff at all. I do not think  she is a friend of free speech. I do not support her.
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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 8:36pm

 romeotuma wrote:


Oh, the hypocrisy of the complaints against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a racist...  there were no complaints from Republicans when Samuel Alito stated at his confirmation hearing as a Supreme Court nominee—

"When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account."

Click on the video here and hear it all...



 
Thanks for posting this, I was just looking for it.

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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 8:15pm

 jadewahoo wrote:
I'm laughing! Obama picked a mouthpiece of the Corporatacracy and the Righties are coming unglued trying to paint her as a Liberal, whilst the Lefties are circling the wagons around someone who will stab them in the back while they stand around her.

 
i don't think she will have a problem being confirmed, i think the dems could approve almost anyone they want at the moment..

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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 8:12pm

 dionysius wrote:

Rush Limbaugh has already started trying to play the "reverse racism" card. We'll see how that works out.

 
i think he is playing the racism card. and what she said was a racist statement, but i don't think one mildly unwise statement should be enough to disqualify anyone.

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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 8:04pm

I'm laughing! Obama picked a mouthpiece of the Corporatacracy and the Righties are coming unglued trying to paint her as a Liberal, whilst the Lefties are circling the wagons around someone who will stab them in the back while they stand around her.
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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 12:55pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
"I know lots of stupid people who went to Ivy League schools."—Karl Rove
 
 
 

 
Some even finished in the "top 85% of their class at Yale" and went on to be Turdblossom's boss...

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 28, 2009 - 6:32am

"I know lots of stupid people who went to Ivy League schools."—Karl Rove
 
 
 


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Posted: May 27, 2009 - 1:49pm

 dmax wrote:
So will it be standard operating procedure to shout "racism!" and/or "sexism!" at the folks who oppose her appointment?

 

Nothing sexist or racist regarding the following quote:

"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." — S. Sotomayor, October 2001

And how about those over qualified firemen she ruled against.
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Posted: May 26, 2009 - 2:33pm

 dmax wrote:
So will it be standard operating procedure to shout "racism!" and/or "sexism!" at the folks who oppose her appointment?

 

Rush Limbaugh has already started trying to play the "reverse racism" card. We'll see how that works out.


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