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Sonia Sotomayor Confirmation Set for the Supreme Court

Date: 07/28/2009

The Senate panel indeed voted to recommend to have Sonia Sotomayor confirmed . The panel voted 13-6 in favor of her. Lindsey Graham   of South Carolina was the only Republican to vote yes. Ah, Republicans are so negative these days. Cheer up, fellas. Now it goes to the full Senate for an overwhelmingly likely confirmation . Personally, apologies to Pat Buchanan , but we need more ...

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More on the astrology of Sonia Sotomayor

Date: 07/14/2009

by Lynn Hayes Mary Plumb at The Mountain Astrologer has posted an interesting comparison of the chart of Sonia Sotomayor with the chart for the US.  An interesting point in Mary's excellent article is that Ms. Sotomayor was born with Mercury having just turned retrograde.  Because it had just changed direction, Mercury was moving slowly at the time of her birth, As Mary writes, ...

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Which Sotomayor Will We Get?

Date: 07/17/2009

Barry, let me answer your questions.   First, Judge Sotomayor's answer that Roe v. Wade is "settled law" is not necessarily "a bad thing" if she is explaining the Supreme Court's jurisprudence.   Chief Justice Roberts, at his confirmation hearing, acknowledged that Roe "is settled as a precedent of the Court."   Justices, when reviewing any case, must consider the pr ...

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Sotomayor Scrutiny Warranted

Date: 07/14/2009

Barry, you call it 'ideological bloviation' - I call it raising serious questions about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's judicial philosophy. There are valid issues that need to be addressed:   It's my hope that the Senate Judiciary Committee thoroughly examines Judge Sotomayor's commitment to impartiality and the rule of law; her ability to separate her personal experiences from her role as ...

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Wise Latina Power! Judge Sotomayor and the Senate Confirmation Hearings

Date: 07/13/2009

I'm sick of the constant harping on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's 'Wise Latina' comment.  Jeff Sessions, the Senator from the great state of Alabama ('everybody knows about Alabama' -Nina Simone) made reference to it again in his opening/opposing statement at Sotomayor's confirmation hearings today.  The sentence, for those of you who haven't been following the obsession, goes like this:  I ...

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Did We Learn Anything From the Sotomayor Hearings?

Date: 07/19/2009

When all is said and done, Jay, I'm not sure either one of us learned what we wanted to from the hearings. Many issues were discussed ad nauseum ; others virtually untouched.  (The Washington Post did any excellent analysis of this in its print edition on Sunday).  I was impressed by Judge Sotomayor's demeanor, even when she was being asked endless variations of questions she had pretty ...

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