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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:04AM #1
Ebon
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According to the Beeb, Obama will nominate Sonia Sotomayor to fill the vacant position on the Supreme Court.


news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/80684...


I think she's an excellent choice. First-rate legal mind, highly experianced (first appointed as a judge by Poppy Bush) with a through respect for the principles of law and precedent. She also happens to be female and Hispanic.

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:20AM #2
catboxer
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Yep. It's official. She's nominated.


Story with picture is on the front page of the NY Times as of one minute ago.


Good choice. she's been a Fed Circuit Court of Appeals judge for over 10 years.

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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:21AM #3
Christianlib
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And the fun begins.

Democrats think the glass is half full.
Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:25AM #4
davelaw40
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there will be only nominal opposition


 


mostly from Sessions who oppose her elevation under Clinton

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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:28AM #5
Ebon
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May 26, 2009 -- 9:25AM, davelaw40 wrote:

there will be only nominal opposition


 mostly from Sessions who oppose her elevation under Clinton



You have more faith in your fellows than I think is warranted. I think the Congressional Republicans are going to go all-out opposing her, purely because Obama nominated her.

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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:29AM #6
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and illustrate how toothless they have become?

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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:31AM #7
davelaw40
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and only the Senate has a say; we don't have the votes

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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:37AM #8
Ebon
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May 26, 2009 -- 9:29AM, davelaw40 wrote:

and illustrate how toothless they have become?



Oh, they won't manage to block her (although if they had the numbers, you can bet your shirt that they would have filibustered anyone Obama nominated). It's more playing to the gallery. The extreme-right of the Republican base (which seems to be 99% of the base these days) want the Republicans to fight Obama on absolutely everything, no matter how insignificant or silly. From what I can tell, the Republican base these days is mainly composed of people who think like Sean Hannity: Everything Obama proposes is pure evil because it's Obama proposing it.

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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:43AM #9
Christianlib
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Right, Ebon.


The cynical Repub senators don't really want to oppose her, but they damn sure want to appear to the base as if they put up "a hard fight."

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5 years ago  ::  May 26, 2009 - 9:53AM #10
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I can't wait for the confirmation hearings with this apparently 'fiesty' Latina.


Will Republicans dare to stand in the way of the first person of Hispanic ancestry to be nominated to the Supreme Court? 

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