05
Jun
09

Sotomayor Speaks to Lady Justice

I thought that this was amusing since I posted about Lady Justice a few weeks ago…

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6 Responses to “Sotomayor Speaks to Lady Justice”


  1. 1 Alan Scott
    13 June 2009 at 16:05

    Judge Sotomayor said in a 2001 speech at the Berkeley Shcool of Law,
    “Second, 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 lived that life.”

    She put this philosophy to work in the case: Ricci v. DeStefano. New Haven, Conn. firefighters were guilty of being white. They were denied promotions because no black firefighters were eligible for the promotions, based solely on test scores. New Haven had spent a large sum of money to insure the test was not racially biased. One of the white firefighters was hispanic. Judge Sotomayor was part of a 3 judge appeals court panel that rejected the white firefighters lawsuit.

  2. 2 Alan Scott
    29 June 2009 at 15:50

    President Obama’s Judicial nominee gets reversed.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_supreme_court_firefighters_lawsuit


    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.”

  3. 29 June 2009 at 19:02

    Best line in the above article…

    The ruling is “a sign that individual achievement should not take a back seat to race or ethnicity,” said Karen Torre, the firefighters’ attorney.

  4. 4 Alan Scott
    7 July 2009 at 09:09

    Could someone tell me how this is possible? The American Bar Association just gave Judge Sotomayor it’s top rating.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/07/AR2009070701442.html?hpid=moreheadlines

    Everything I’ve read about her shows that she is not a top legal mind. Did President Obama buy the ABA like he’s bought the banks, the car companies, and the media? Perhaps the ABA owns Obama and this is their way of making sure he succeeds.

  5. 5 DJ
    7 July 2009 at 15:46

    Alan,

    The ABA is only slightly to the right of MoveOn.org. Bush (both I believe) ignored the ABA ratings and recommendations when selecting nominees. I believe that Obama made a comment about using the ABA if elected, and after the election, one of the ABA spokes holes commented that the ABA was “back where it belonged” or words to that affect.

    I am not surprised that the ABA would BTMN’s nominee its highest rating.

  6. 6 Alan Scott
    11 July 2009 at 11:12

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/11/sotomayor-supporters-aim-new-haven-firefighter/

    Quote

    “People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group, and other advocates urged the newspaper to dig into Ricci’s background, specifically an earlier 1995 lawsuit the firefighter filed contending the city of New Haven discriminated against him because he’s dyslexic.”


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