The View From 1776

Impartial Justice Under the Law?

Read Read Identity Politics And Sotomayor: The Judge’s Thinking Is Representative Of The Democratic Party’s Powerful Identity-Politics Wing, by National Journal’s Stuart Taylor.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/27 at 05:14 PM
  1. Stuart Taylor says, in his piece,

    "I also share Sotomayor's view that presidents should seek more ethnic and gender diversity on the bench, so that members of historically excluded groups can see people like themselves in important positions and because collegial bodies tend to act more wisely when informed by a diversity of experiences."

    So, perhaps (in spite of the Republican furor) this second Hispanic Supreme Court judge will enhance the court (Cardozo was the first Hispanic).
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/27  at  09:46 PM
  2. One thing's for certain, her attachment to the ideology/faith inherent to identity group/interest group liberalism makes her a somewhat shallow and silly person. Politics always plays a role in picking justices but throwing a bone to the gender/race/national origin fixated wing of the left is pointless. Their judicial views are usually as arbitrary and without sound basis in law as their views on class/gender/'race' are without any basis in science, economics or the plain meaning of the constitution. If a society organized around such nonsense is your goal, work to ammend the constitution rather than making it up as you go along while forcing those idiosyncrantic views on the country. From what I've read, she comes across as a bit of an arrogant, self-righteous true believer.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/28  at  12:38 PM
  3. Tom C.

    Don't sugar-coat your opinions, Tom! Just say what you think!

    (May I count you as a "No" vote?)
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/28  at  11:50 PM
  4. Her criteria is man-made. Thus, it rises no higher than eyebrows - or belly button. She possesses no Transcendent Criteria. She cannot anticipate consequences of choice at any level. She is delimited in her chosen thought-source.

    Early signs of dementia are apparent, ala socialism, collectivism, free-rider-itis, abdication, and 'feelings.' (Low I.Q.)

    "NO ONE IS SMARTER THAN THEIR CRITERIA." selah JFB

    Psalm 25:12 Joel 3:14 kjv

    Need: self-justification. Watch for it!
    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  05/30  at  10:31 AM
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