Judge Sotomayor is good

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Judge Sotomayor is bad

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Will Sonia Sotomayor be good for the Supreme Court?

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Posted by in Politics / Candidates on 6/03/09

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Tomegun - 6/11/09 @ 7:49 AM:
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The nice thing about JB is how it provokes thought. I thought of another rivalry.
Kazzy - 6/11/09 @ 8:39 AM: Rival | Side B
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Great rivalries and very thought provoking as well.

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negativism - 6/8/09 @ 5:02 AM:
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So you think because you have a lil color on a have a vagina you you can come to a better decision than a white person with a penis. Sexist racist good 4 u

Side B Comment

mama kaz - 6/7/09 @ 10:21 PM:
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Well said Mr Kazinec. I would just like to add that another of my concerns about this appointment is a comment she made in regards to the increasing diversity on the federal bench. She said this, "will have an effect on the development of the law and on judging." I thought the job of federal judges is to make judgments based on facts and the law not on race, gender, emotion, or anything else. This is a very frightening way of thinking in my opinion.

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Tomegun - 6/7/09 @ 6:48 AM:
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Did I miss something? Who said being a woman and a minority made her qualified? Do you have any quotes or links? I think most people appointed and/or elected have issues. It is unfortunately the nature of the beast. I just hate to see people verbalize, or type, their opinions along party lines which leads me to my final question. Does the fact that Obama nominated (or whatever) her shape your opinion at all?
Kazzy - 6/7/09 @ 8:39 AM: Rival | Side B
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"Who said being a woman and a minority made her qualified?"
Have you been watching the news? Every single talking head is warning the republicans they had better tread softly with any critiques of Sotomayor or they'll risk losing the Latino vote in upcoming elections. Why should race or sex spray a judge with Teflon making them invincible from having their judgments, statements, and actions put into question?

This women is very well qualified from an experience standpoint. No one should argue that. What should be put under a microscope is just how much power to create law this woman thinks she has. In other words just how much of an activist judge she is. Judges interpret law, they do not make policy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfC99LrrM2Q
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/05/sotomayor.speeches/

In the second link you'll notice her comments have been repeated many times which says a lot bout her and Obama's claim that it was a poor choice of words. For me personally I'm more concerned with her comment in link 1 than two.

With all of that said, we can only expect Obama to pick a left leaning judge as most presidents do. She will probably be confirmed but shouldn't be free of any criticism or review just because of her race or sex.

"I just hate to see people verbalize, or type, their opinions along party lines which leads me to my final question. Does the fact that Obama nominated (or whatever) her shape your opinion at all?"
For me, no it doesn't shape my opinion on a nominee. I start my own research on that person knowing two things will likely be true with Obama nominating them but will have to be fact checked, the nominee will lean left and will flirt with activism. It's no different than a republican being in office who opt for right leaning candidates. I fear those who feel they can make law when all they're given the power to do is interpret it.

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mama kaz - 6/6/09 @ 5:39 PM:
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Just because she's a woman and a minority doesn't mean she's qualified. She has made some very disturbing comments that in any other time would have already disqualified her. I guess anything goes now!
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