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Sotomayor, Kagan Browbeat Scalia over Voting Rights Act Argument
Breitbart ^ | 3/2/13 | Tony Lee

Posted on 03/03/2013 3:33:14 PM PST by Nachum

Liberals have accused Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia of being the court's resident bully, but when two liberal female Suprem Court Justices--Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan--this week tried to browbeat Scalia and lawyers arguing against the Voting Rights Act's Section 5 pre-clearance requirement, the mainstream media hailed their efforts.

In oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder on Wednesday, Scalia made the point that members of Congress have no reason whatsoever to vote against the extension of the Voting Rights Act and that he was "fairly confident it will be reenacted in perpetuity unless--unless a court can say it does not comport with the Constitution."

"I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement," Scalia said

Scalia's point was that once a bill has the effect of ensuring that minority candidates get elected from "minority" districts, it is almost impossible, in the political system, to vote against extending the act.

"Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes," Scalia said. "I don't think there is anything to be gained by any Senator to vote against continuation of this act."

Scalia said there were "certain districts in the House that are black districts by law just about now" and even the Virginia Senators "have no interest in voting against this" because they would lose votes "if they do not reenact the Voting Rights Act."

"Even the name of it is wonderful: The Voting Rights Act," Scalia said. "Who is going to vote against that in the future?"

Sotomayor was not having any of it.

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KEYWORDS: browbeat; kagan; scalia; sotomayor
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1 posted on 03/03/2013 3:33:30 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 03/03/2013 3:36:18 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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3 posted on 03/03/2013 3:37:17 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Kagen and Sotomaier are probably the two least capable people ever appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

I wouldn’t hire either of them to write me a will.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 3:45:37 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum

How did Obama get to be senator??


5 posted on 03/03/2013 3:45:48 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

The low-information, low-IQ MORONS who put obozo in a position to pack this court with IDIOTS like these two broads will — I pray to God — live to rue the day.


6 posted on 03/03/2013 3:46:18 PM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will likely plow for those who do not." B.Franklin)
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To: Nachum

“Scalia’s point was that once a bill has the effect of ensuring that minority candidates get elected from “minority” districts, it is almost impossible, in the political system, to vote against extending the act.

“Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes,” Scalia said. “I don’t think there is anything to be gained by any Senator to vote against continuation of this act.”

Scalia said there were “certain districts in the House that are black districts by law just about now” and even the Virginia Senators “have no interest in voting against this” because they would lose votes “if they do not reenact the Voting Rights Act.”

What in the world is WRONG with any of this? These are completely accurate observations.


7 posted on 03/03/2013 3:56:02 PM PST by Castigar
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To: Nachum

Either push it to all districts or be gone with it. Kagan and Soto need to provide proof that the south is more racist. Start with Biden’s district.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 4:15:41 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Nachum

The burning question is how we are going to cure this rot.


9 posted on 03/03/2013 4:18:35 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Sacajaweau
How did Obama get to be senator??

Jack Ryan married actress Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine, Star Trek Voyager) in 1991. They divorced in 1999. He retired from Goldman Sachs in 2001 with enough money (hundreds of millions) to run for the Illinois Senate as a Republican in 2004.

In the middle of the Senate race against Democrat Barack Hussein Obama II, the Illinois GOP leadership demanded Ryan drop out due to some scandalous charges made in his divorce. The GOP leadership picked Alan Keyes as Ryan's replacement in the race. He lost to Obama 27% to 70%.

10 posted on 03/03/2013 4:26:15 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Correction: Ryan ran for the US Senate seat, not the Illinois Senate.


11 posted on 03/03/2013 4:29:17 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Nachum

A deranged dyke and a Hispanic klan member judge Scalia. Wow, I beat he is hurt.


12 posted on 03/03/2013 4:35:29 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: little jeremiah
The burning question is how we are going to cure this rot.

The same way they gave it to us. We have to organize. We have to get back into all the institutions they have taken over. We have to get our own media to get this message out better. We have to get large aggressive crowds to get in the faces of their large aggressive crowds. We have to sue and sue and sue some more.

There is no easy way here. It will take a LOT of work. If not, we will all of us become the slaves they intend us to be. Imagine a number or a brand on you and that might be motivation enough.

13 posted on 03/03/2013 4:41:13 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Bingo.


14 posted on 03/03/2013 4:49:12 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Venturer

I don’t know Kagan but I practiced in front of Sotomayor for years and she was universally respected as a judge. Sorry but really, she was a really smart judge in federal court in Manhattan. I wish she had stayed and wasn’t on the SC of course, but she’s no dummy.


15 posted on 03/03/2013 4:51:46 PM PST by rudabaga
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To: Nachum
Liberals have accused Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia of being the court's resident bully, but when two liberal female Supreme Court Justices--Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan--this week tried to browbeat Scalia and lawyers arguing against the Voting Rights Act's Section 5 pre-clearance requirement, the mainstream media hailed their efforts.

Well those two simply cannot be bullies, because they're liberal women, don't you know!

Something tells me Justice Scalia isn't losing any sleep over their haranguing.

16 posted on 03/03/2013 5:11:53 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Nachum

“We have to organize. “

All of the “community organizers” are on the other side and have a decades long head start.


17 posted on 03/03/2013 5:21:47 PM PST by Josephat
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To: Josephat
All of the “community organizers” are on the other side and have a decades long head start.

Not true. The NRA is a great example and effective too. The Tea Party is still viable. There are other venerable groups and newer and smaller ones. We have to communicate. We have to show up. We have to get out or shut up.

18 posted on 03/03/2013 5:27:05 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: rudabaga

Sotomayor can rot in hell with her master.


19 posted on 03/03/2013 6:11:26 PM PST by ohioman
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To: Nachum

It proves these two women are unfit to sit on the USSC. How stupid of them to use Alinsky tactics.


20 posted on 03/03/2013 6:18:00 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rudabaga

I have heard this; but by her actions now she is unfit to serve.


21 posted on 03/03/2013 6:19:49 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

Is Kagan a real lawyer?


22 posted on 03/03/2013 6:21:05 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Kagan is as much a lawyer as Obama is.


23 posted on 03/03/2013 6:23:22 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Yuck. Sotomayor and Kagan are a couple of clucking hens.
Rude clucking hens.
24 posted on 03/03/2013 6:25:07 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Nachum

SOS my way, or the highway Leftists.


25 posted on 03/03/2013 6:33:57 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum
Kagan shielded Saudis from 9/11 lawsuit You won't believe whose side Obama pick took after terror Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2010/05/152949/#rcE1PQqxvzpLF4tx.99
26 posted on 03/03/2013 7:40:10 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: rudabaga

I agree. Were I a Senator, I would have voted for Sotomayor and against Kagan. Comparing the two as the same is not intellectually fair. Sotomayer, has been a well respected judge for some time. Certainly, her politics are wrong, but she earned her reputation as a fair judge. Each party is going to nominate like-minded people to judicial positions, and a Democrat is rarely going to put someone we agree with on the court. Much like Ginsburg (who is a top notch intellect), Sotomeyer is a reasonable pick. Kagan was a political entity and nothing more and has no business on the court.

I do agree with others Sotomayer is performing poorly in this current role. She was likely awarded to the position with some guidelines by this administration. That said, she had a resume worthy of the court.


27 posted on 03/03/2013 7:46:38 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: ilgipper
I do agree with others Sotomayer is performing poorly in this current role. She was likely awarded to the position with some guidelines by this administration. That said, she had a resume worthy of the court.

When appointed, Sotomayor was the most reversed single judge on the Appeals Circuit.

Hardly "a resume worthy of the court".

Unless we presume that "the wise Latina" does, indeed, know better.

28 posted on 03/03/2013 7:50:58 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: ilgipper

You would vote for that leftist bitch for USSC? Why are you on FR?


29 posted on 03/03/2013 8:39:32 PM PST by ohioman
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To: ilgipper; rudabaga; Nachum; okie01
There was the case out of my original hometown of New Haven, CT, involving its racial spoils system for fire department promotions (Ricci vs. DeStefano???). Sotomayor sat on the panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that heard the case and ruled in favor of the racial spoils system by a vote of 2-1. Sotomayor wrote an opinion and I believe it was the decision of the court. The dissenting judge was a Democrat appointed by Slick Willie. That judge is Jose Cabranes, a former in house counsel for Yale University. His dissent was used against her in her SCOTUS confirmation. IIRC, Judge Cabranes (himself a Puerto Rican and a very fine man) flayed her alive for expressing her opinion without meaningful reference to judicial precedent and that she was merely letting her political prejudices play in the yard.

Same "wise Latina."

SCOTUS did the unthinkable and overruled this "affirmative action" decision and recognized that even Caucasian firefighters have rights, even in New Haven. What am I missing? Or am I right?

30 posted on 03/03/2013 8:41:51 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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Judge Cabranes (himself a Puerto Rican and a very fine man) flayed her alive for expressing her opinion without meaningful reference to judicial precedent and that she was merely letting her political prejudices play in the yard.

I recalled that case, in partricular. The damning thing was, she failed to cite any precedents for her decision; it was merely a matter of "her opinion".

As I recollect, the same criticism was made of several of her other reversed decisions.

31 posted on 03/03/2013 8:59:24 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Dalberg-Acton
There were also "scandalous charges" in the Demonrat Party. The front-runner in that primary had been a very wealthy social revolutionary leftist businessman named M. Blair Hull. When he had a substantial poll lead over Obozo, suddenly his SEALED divorce records were spirited out of the Chicago (Cook County) court records and showed allegations by his first wife that he had committed physical brutality against her. After that divorce, she married Hull again. She confessed to the media (to no avail) that her charges against Hull had been false and that she had made the charges to enhance her prospects in divorce court for making a financial haul.

Then, after Obozo won the primary by thus disposing of Hull and attacking him as a wife beater, Obozo drew an apparently fine young man named Jack Ryan as a GOP opponent. Ryan, as you note, had been married to and divorced from Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine). Their divorce records had also been sealed. IIRC, the Chicago Tribune (former employer of Robert Axelrod) got a California court to unseal those records which included the claim that Jack Ryan wanted Jeri Ryan to join him in performing sexual acts in front of an audience at a private sex club for exhibitionists at Harrison, New York. Assuming that charge was in some sense true, she declined the offer if any. Her father publicly vouched for Jack Ryan's character in response to those charges but again to no avail.

Jack Ryan would have otherwise been a worthy successor to retiring Senator Peter Fitzgerald. Ryan spent a lot of HIS OWN money to win the primary. His self-made fortune was probably short of your claim (namely about $40 million IIRC). He had graduated Dartmouth and been quite successful in investment banking. He had then volunteered to teach ghetto students in the Chicago public school system so that the talented among them might learn from his successful career. He was turned down because he had not appeased the public edumakashun gods and the National Edumakashun Collective or Association by obtaining that ohhhhh soooooo necessary and useful degree in edumakshun. So he went to a Franciscan Catholic high school on the South Side of Chicago (the war zone) instead and, by all reports, did a fine job there at that largely African American school.

The foregoing which led to the election of Obozo to the Senate is "the Chicago Way" as practiced by Obozo, Axelrod, Jarrett and their, ummmm, comrades.

Ultimate GOP nominee Alan Keyes would certainly have been a far better senator than Obozo. But that's easy. Charles Manson might well have made a better senator than Obozo.

AND, of course, now that he is dead, Abraham Lincoln is probably a reliable Demonrat voter in Chicago. He is but a shade over 200 years old and Demonrat voting registrations are forever in Chicago. Whoever is too busy or dead to vote in person can be voted by the Machine. That Machine is very into servicing the graveyard vote.

Illinois: where our governors make our license plates with their very own hands!

32 posted on 03/03/2013 9:16:21 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: okie01
See also #32.

I practiced law for several decades in the Northeast. We really expected a LOT more from our judges, even the political hacks, than their personal prejudices. Usually a decision starts with the judge's renditions of factual findings, then citations to the decisions in similar matters by courts which had ruled on the legal matters in contention, and then the ruling.

For short: Facts, reasoning, conclusion. She skipped the reasoning part and went straight to the conclusion. She is an embarrassment and, for other reasons, Elena Kagan is worse.

33 posted on 03/03/2013 9:25:54 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: BlackElk
We have a President and an entire administration who neither respect nor value the Constitution, the country it created and its inhabitants.

Some of us could see it coming. But many still refuse to recognize what's going on. Worse, many don't seem to even care.

These are difficult times and the America we love is hanging by a thread. She is worth our prayers.

34 posted on 03/03/2013 9:57:16 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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