Tweet Justice Sotomayor came to San Francisco and inadvertently made the case that affirmative action terribly unfair — and, moreover, that people are right if they believe, not that it gives qualified minorities a chance, but that it handicaps non-minorities at the expense of any minorities, qualified or not. Let me unpack that first sentence. [...]
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Tweet There’s still time to make a stand by signing the White House petition urging that we establish “gun free zones” around the President, VP, and their families. The thinking is that what’s sauce for the goose (we, the People) should definitely be sauce for the gander (our employees in Washington, D.C.). As of now, [...]
Tweet J.C. Arenas on the laundry list of qualifications for Obama’s Supreme Court picks: Obama’s first Supreme Court appointment was Sonia Sotomayor, the Bronx-bred daughter of Puerto Rican parents, who supposedly was a valedictorian student with a deficiency in English and become an Ivy-League educated jurist credited with saving Major League Baseball. Now we have [...]
Tweet It was a foregone conclusion, but it’s still irksome that the RINOs piled on for Sotomayor. It’s not just that she’s a judicial activist who dislikes self-defense, lies about her record, and shilled for a radical Puerto Rican group. It’s that the hearings showed something very, very specific about her: she’s a complete mediocrity. [...]
Tweet You know that I don’t like judges. I’ve certainly made no secret of that fact, and it’s no doubt a by-product of practicing law in a region crawling with activist judges. Listening to Sotomayor struggle to articulate things — and to avoid her own footprint — in response to Sen. Lindsay Graham’s questioning is [...]
Tweet The Washington Post is warning Republican senators not to be mean to poor Judge Sotomayor. It’s a funny (inadvertently funny) article, because the Post editors acknowledge that Obama was anything but gracious when he was a Senator; then they explain why, even though he wasn’t gracious, he was right; and then they urge Republicans [...]
Tweet Something very weird is going on when a woman has worked 25 plus years as a lawyer (in both the private and public sector), but has only about $1,000 in savings, and less than $1,000,000 in equity. Financial records may show that (a) she gave everything to charity; (b) she gave everything to poor [...]
Tweet Reviewing the facts and law is so passe. The New Editor explains how it will be done in the Sotomayor era.
Tweet Phyllis Chesler wrote a nice column today reminding conservatives (a) not to Bork Sotomayor (because two wrongs definitely don’t make a right); and (b) to make sure to develop Sotomayor’s understanding of the Constitution and her role as a judge — because, after all, that is what this whole job interview is about. Because [...]
Tweet Sotomayor’s statements about judges (better if they’re female and minority) and their role (to make policy) have been disturbing. It’s worth nothing though that, as James Taranto points out that, on at least one occasion Sotomayor came out strongly in favor of free speech, even though it was very ugly speech: Sotomayor Plays Against [...]
Tweet You can’t read a blog, attend a press conference, read a paper, or even think about Sotomayor without those 32 words popping into your head: “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 [...]
Tweet Are you wondering what an Obama court will look like? You don’t need to look very far. If you haven’t yet read Christina Hoff Sommers’ wonderful 1995 book, Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women, run out right now and get a copy. Generally speaking, the book is about the difference between equity [...]
Tweet The applause from Sotomayor on the Left is, you’ll pardon me for saying, canned. They know Sotomayor is not a solid judicial candidate, so they’re focusing on the usual race and sex packaging. The excitement isn’t there. This is rote identity politics. A good example is Ruth Marcus’s column applauding Obama’s choice, which I [...]