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  • Sotomayor issues blistering dissent, says Republican-appointed justices have bias toward Trump administration

    02/23/2020 8:11:13 AM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a scathing rebuke of the court's decision to allow the Trump administration to enforce its "public charge" rule in the state of Illinois, limiting which non-citizens can obtain visas to enter the U.S. Sotomayor's problems with the conservative majority's ruling went far beyond this case, claiming that it was symptomatic of the court's habit of siding with the government when they seek emergency stays of rulings against them. "It is hard to say what is more troubling: that the Government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that...
  • Justice Sotomayor Celebrates San Francisco’s New District Attorney Chesa Boudin

    01/09/2020 3:10:49 PM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 9, 2020 | Ed Whelan
    I’ll leave it to others to debate the merits of San Francisco’s new district attorney Chesa Boudin, who (according to this San Franciso Examiner article) won election in the face of “intense opposition” from the city’s police union and political establishment and who has plans “to immediately begin reforming the criminal justice system.” I am very surprised, though, to learn that Justice Sotomayor somehow saw fit to send Boudin a video of ardent congratulations at his swearing-in yesterday. In her video, Sotomayor tells Boudin that she is sending “this message to tell you how much I admire you” and that...
  • Euphemizing Affirmative Action

    04/27/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/27/2014 | George Will
    <p>Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose “compensatory opportunity” as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of preferences and quotas for certain government-favored minorities in such matters as government hiring, contracting, and college admissions.</p>
  • Half a Win on Racial Discrimination [Wide Latina Legally Illiterate]

    04/23/2014 7:19:51 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/22/2014 | The Editors
    There’s a reason they call it “progressivism” — for years, the main legal question contested in affirmative-action cases, from Bakke to Grutter, was whether the state should be allowed to engage in racial discrimination. In the Michigan affirmative-action case decided today, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the question was whether the state should be required to engage in racial discrimination. The progress, then, has followed the Left’s familiar ratchet-effect model, inching its way from “not forbidden” to “compulsory.” Indeed, as the Wall Street Journal put it, the question here was not whether the use of racial discrimination for...
  • Sotomayor protests court's refusal of appeals

    12/28/2010 10:39:09 AM PST · by yoe · 36 replies · 9+ views
    Patriot Action ^ | December 27, 2010 | Joan Biskupic,
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has set herself apart from colleagues with her fervent statements protesting the majority's refusal to take some appeals, particularly involving prisoners. Each month, the justices spurn hundreds of petitions from people who have lost in lower courts, and rarely does an individual justice go public with concern about the denial. In the seven times it has happened since the annual term opened in October, Justice Sotomayor has signed four of the opinions, more than any other justice. She was the lead author on three, again more than any other justice. She forcefully dissented when the...