Thursday, May 28, 2009
Obama Mum On The Details About Supreme Court Nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor
Barack Obama has left out some important details about his nominee to fill the vacancy of Justice David Souter and the MSM have yet to fill in the gaps.
First it is not true that Judge Sotomayor would be the first Hispanic American to sit on the nations highest Court. The first Hispanic was
Justice Benjamin Cardozo who served on the Court from 1932-1938
Senator's may want to consider Appellate Jurist Sotomayor's track record of reversals by the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Sotomayor
has been reversed 60% of the time likewise, some former Law Clerks, have also expressed their concerns about her command for technical legal details.
In August, 2007 Judge Sotomayor sat on a panel and ruled against a high school Blogger, in an important 1st Amendment Case saying that a student's off-campus blog, created a "foreseeable risk of substantial disruption" at the student's high school and the student was not entitled to a preliminary injunction reversing a school disciplinary against her.
Judge Sotomayor rejected the reverse discrimination claims made by 19 white firefighters, one whom is Hispanic. The Appellant's argued that the City of New Haven, CT. violated their rights by throwing out the results of an Officers' promotion exam in which minority candidates received disproportionately low scores. Currently the case under the caption of Ricci v. DeStefano is being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Sotomayor, has also showed her racism when she said, that Hispanic Women are better equipped, due to inherent "physiological or cultural differences" to make better decisions than white men.
Related: Sotomayor pick not based on merit by Ilya Shapiro
Sotomayor: "Policy made at" Appeals Court