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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 Accuses Conservative Supreme Court Majority of Favoring Trump Administration

    02/22/2020 10:02:43 AM PST · by kiryandil · 111 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 22, 2020 | Freeper Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a blustering dissent in an ideologically split 5-4 Supreme Court ruling released Friday night in which she accused the five conservative justices who voted in the majority of repeatedly favoring the Trump administration. The case involved an appeal by the Department of Homeland Security for an injunction in a ruling against the imposition by the administration of a “public charge rule” regarding immigrants in an Illinois case that the Court has already allowed for the other 49 states. (DHS fact sheet on public charge rule.) Sotomayor’s dissent is in the context of the growing pushback...
  • CORTEZ GIVES TWITTER A LESSON ON 'CODE SWITCHING' AFTER CONSERVATIVES CRITICIZE HER ACCENT

    04/08/2019 1:48:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 4/07/19 | GILLIAN EDEVANE
    New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to defend herself against claims promoted by Donald Trump, Jr. and others that she changes her accent to pander to minority audiences. In a string of Saturday evening tweets, the first-term Democrat wrote that her habit of "code-switching" was informed by years of navigating professional and social environments as a woman of color. "Next time you‘re told straight hair is 'unprofessional' and that speaking like your parents do is 'uneducated,' then you can complain about code-switching," she wrote, referring to the practice of changing speech patterns based on environment. "Code-switching is a tool communities...
  • Justice Sotomayor on Kavanaugh Coming to the Supreme Court: 'The Nine of Us Are Now a Family'

    11/17/2018 4:35:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 189 replies
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says that newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh is already like “family.” Sotomayor recently sat down with David Axelrod, for an episode of CNN’s “Axe Files” that will air Saturday, and spoke about welcoming in the new justice. Kavanaugh was confirmed after a highly publicized Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September. He was accused by Professor Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault in the 1980s when they were both teenagers. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the accusation and was eventually confirmed with a 50-48 vote in the Senate. Sotomayor said among Supreme Court justices, typically a lifetime appointment,...
  • Sonia Sotomayor condemns Trump’s “unrelenting attack on the Muslim religion and its follow­ers”

    06/26/2018 9:11:03 PM PDT · by tom h · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | Jun 26, 2018 | Dylan Matthews
    But Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by her colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg, went bigger and wrote an eloquent version of the “Are you f---ing kidding me?” reaction ... "The majority holds otherwise by ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the Proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals, many of whom are United States citizens. Because that troubling result runs contrary to the Constitution and our precedent, I dissent" ...
  • Sotomayor: Judging brings emotions, but keep them in check

    10/16/2017 3:09:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 5:45 PM EDT
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told college students in New York City that she sometimes feels “great turmoil” inside when she is hearing arguments on the bench, but works hard to keep her emotions and personal biases in check. […] “You can’t do human activity — and judging is a human activity — without having human emotions,” she told the crowd at the LeFrak Concert Hall. “The sense of how you deal with it is to acknowledge it. I look at it, examine it, try to figure out the effect it’s having, and then try to adjust my behavior...
  • Sotomayor’s demeaning views on race

    04/08/2017 7:41:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    nypost ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mike Gonzalez
    Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling that Michigan voters had the right to ban racial preferences in university admissions didn’t sit well with the court’s self-described “Wise Latina,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Her 58-page-long dissent made clear that she’ll be the last line of defense for affirmative-action policies at the highest court in the land. But a look at the dissent as well as her own history, makes clear that the lady doth protest too much. Immigrants and their children simply have no claim on affirmative action — if anyone does. To the contrary, these policies hurt their intended beneficiaries. The court didn’t...
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Don't Expect Radical Change To SCOTUS In Your Lifetime

    02/03/2017 7:02:05 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    RCP video ^ | 2-2-2017 | Tim Hains
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she doesn't expect a radical change in the current makeup of the Supreme Court over the next several years, even after the nomination of Neil Gorsuch by Donald Trump. (Video clip at link source)
  • Sotomayor says nation 'can't afford to despair' over Trump

    11/15/2016 7:02:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:11 PM EST | Sam Hananel
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Tuesday that Americans “can’t afford to despair” in the wake of Donald Trump's election as president. Speaking to an audience at a Capitol Hill cultural center, Sotomayor said the nation can’t afford for a president to fail, but stressed that “every person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing.” The justice was responding to a question from radio host Bill Press about whether Trump’s victory made her feel apprehensive. She declined to answer directly, but said people “can’t afford to give up on pursuing the values...
  • Sotomayor: Court needs greater diversity, in several ways

    04/08/2016 7:24:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 8, 2016 10:07 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the nation’s highest court needs more diversity in personal background and professional experience. […] The court’s first Latina justice says she feels there’s “a disadvantage” to having a court made up entirely of Ivy League graduates who are either Catholic or Jewish, several of them from New York. She notes that none specialized in criminal defense outside white-collar settings. …
  • Sonia Sotomayor may have saved Obamacare

    03/08/2015 6:42:31 PM PDT · by LucyT · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 8, 2015, 6:45 PM | Cristian Farias, Slate
    In a dispatch on King v. Burwell, the closely watched Obamacare challenge, NPR’s Nina Totenberg observed that the plaintiffs’ attorney, Michael Carvin, argued before the Supreme Court with “red-faced passion.” Indeed, Justice Sonia Sotomayor hadn’t even finished the preamble to her first question when Carvin interrupted her to finish an earlier thought. He then caught himself and apologized, at which point Sotomayor tempered him: “Take a breath.” Carvin needed that moment, because Sotomayor was about to ask a bombshell question about federalism, a subject that later dominated a key portion of the hearing.
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor: No Such Thing as Judicial Activism

    02/03/2015 7:21:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    newsmax ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | David A. Patten
    Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor flatly rejected on Monday the view that any U.S. Supreme Court justices practice judicial activism. Speaking Monday to a standing-room only event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., the 60-year-old justice was asked to give her reaction to those who complain about judicial activism on the one hand, yet want the Court to declare laws unconstitutional on the other. "I think most judges have a definition of judicial activism," Sotomayor said. "It’s a ruling you don’t like."Sotomayor’s assertion that no judicial activism exists — an article of faith...
  • Sotomayor: Affirmative action options don’t work

    06/23/2014 12:26:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2014 3:30 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected on Sunday the notion that alternatives to affirmative action such as income or residency could achieve similar results in diversifying the nation’s colleges and universities. […] Sotomayor is the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court and graduated from Princeton University. She said her alma mater could fill its freshman class with students who scored perfectly on undergraduate metrics, but it chooses not to do so because it would not create a diverse class based on standards the school considers important for success in life. …
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor Defends Affirmative Action [Obama's Supreme Court Plant!]

    06/22/2014 12:09:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2014 | ROBERT BARNES
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor Defends Affirmative Action BY ROBERT BARNES June 22 Justice Sonia Sotomayor said she supports affirmative action in higher education because she believes that alternatives based on geographic or economic status don’t work to ensure a diverse student body. Sotomayor has said race-conscious programs in the 1970s that opened Ivy League schools to minorities were essential to her rise from the Bronx public housing projects to her admission to Princeton and Yale Law School, where she excelled. Sotomayor, the court’s first Latina, was asked by George Stephanopoulos in a segment taped for ABC’s “This Week” about programs that...
  • Becoming a Supreme Court justice was a shock, Sotomayor says

    06/20/2014 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 20, 2014 | By TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    My mving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of New York to being an easily recognized Washington personality was extremely difficult, Sotomayor said. “People stop treating you like a person,” she said. “It’s hard for someone like me who really likes people and wants to have living room conversations that are not posted on Twitter.” Her comments came in a wide-ranging and, for a Supreme Court justice, unusually candid...
  • Sonia Quotamayor: Product of Affirmative Action

    04/30/2014 7:40:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/30/2014 | William Levinson
    Myths, legends, and anthropology all state that the power to name a thing is the power to control or destroy it. A simple and devastating public relations technique is, therefore, to attach a memorable and accurate name to somebody. The Allies, for example, named General Fedor Bock "Der Sterber" ("Let's go get killed") due to his callous remark that it was the function of the German soldier to die for Germany, and they made sure his soldiers knew it. This article will similarly name Sonia Sotomayor, a jurist who seems to confuse the role of the U.S. Supreme Court with...
  • The 'Wise Latina' jumped the shark (On Affirmative Action)

    04/24/2014 7:17:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Conservatives may, in the long run, owe a thank-you to the “Wise Latina.” Justice Sonia Sotomayor jumped the shark Tuesday with her lengthy dissent from the Schuette decision, read aloud from the bench. Although the liberal media sympathize with her and presented the decision as a setback, the positions she took are at variance with both the clear meaning of the text of the Constitution and with the sentiments of the vast majority of Americans, who consistently vote against racial preferences whenever they get the chance. John Hinderaker of Powerline concisely summed up the essence of the position argued by...
  • Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor: ‘Sometimes You Have To Do the Unexpected’

    04/04/2014 1:22:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 02, 2014 – 12:43 PM | Samiha Shafy
    “You know, it’s almost a life motto (‘Well-behaved women rarely make history’). If you read the book (My Beloved World), you know I’m very law abiding. But I make it very clear that, like all people, there are exceptions. I like driving fast. I’m a pure New Yorker and I jaywalk. None of us is perfect. Sometimes you have to do the unexpected.” […] “In the United States, certain segments of society played with quotas for a number of years. What ended up happening is that the larger population got angry. And the Supreme Court ultimately said that quotas were...
  • Sotomayor, Kagan: Hobby Lobby Should Drop Insurance, Pay Penalty and Let Employees Use Exchange

    03/25/2014 12:27:37 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 121 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/25/2014 | Penny Starr
    During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees Chief Justice Roberts interjected that this was in opposition to what Hobby Lobby presented in its lawsuit. “I thought – I thought that part of the religious commitment of the owners was to provide health care for its employees,” Roberts said and Clements agreed. “Well, if they want...
  • Bye, Fidelity: Law, shmaw, says Sotomayor

    02/13/2014 7:52:37 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 13, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Bye, Fidelity: Law, shmaw, says Justice Sotomayor by Daniel Clark Five years ago, during the confirmation hearings for her Supreme Court nomination, Sonia Sotomayor pacified skeptical Republican senators by declaring that her guiding judicial philosophy was “fidelity to the law.” Given the controversy at the time about her having said that it’s the judiciary’s role to create policy, this newfound devotion of hers was obviously fraudulent. To anyone who had failed to recognize this, however, her recent remarks during a speech at Yale must be terribly confusing. Sotomayor was asked why, in her written opinion in the 2009 Mohawk Industries,...