I believe that Justice Sotomayor has been a strong addition to the Court and, while I sometimes disagree with her, she has already carved out an influential legacy. I also do not consider her or any of her colleagues a “political hack.” Moreover, I have criticized justices on the left and the right of the Court for public comments. However, this type of commentary undermines the integrity of the Court in dealing with opinions with tremendous impact on all citizens. They have a right to expect justices to speak through their opinions and refrain from such public political remarks, particularly on matters before or coming to the Court.
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Is this a cause for recusal in Dobbs?
Free speech, Jonathan Turley. Free speech.
There are no democrat judges and there are no republican judges. Yeah, right.
JT writes “l also do not consider her or any of her colleagues a “political hack.”” I do not believe that you think thus. Of course she’s a political hack. Not only are her decisions not grounded in the constitution, her speeches make it clear. She is an ideologue, with a black robe, nothing more. With Justices like her, there is no Constitution, only personal policy making.
Just imagine the catastrophe if Kavanaugh would have said that what the court needs is a wise white guy. Surely a volcano would have erupted over at MSNBC. The left has taught us that we should be blind to race but when Sotomayor removes her blinders the left could care less.
“THEY ARE NOT ‘MIGRANTS’ – THEY ARE ‘A DISCORDANT INTERMIXTURE’ – THEY ARE INVADERS”
America is a nation of laws. All zygotes are created equal – equal with the mothers who carry them. The choice is the zygote’s, not the mother’s. Homicide is constitutionally codified as being a violation of and against the law. It is no wonder an anti-American, shrouded in foreign allegiances and propensities, forswears the Constitution. This foreign hyphenate affirmative action project, ensconced on the American Supreme Court by the global communist Deep Deep State, is advocating criminal behavior, that is to say, homicide, or the killing of one human being by another. Justices of the Supreme Court are compelled by the Constitution, not to influence individuals, brainwash citizens or legislate, but to swear, to take an oath, to support the literal, “manifest tenor” of the Constitution. This anomalous entity has violated the oath to be sworn to by actual Supreme Court Justices.
This unintended consequence was foreseen by the Founders:
“The influx of foreigners must, therefore, tend to produce a heterogeneous compound; to change and corrupt the national spirit; to complicate and confound public opinion; to introduce foreign propensities. In the composition of society, the harmony of the ingredients is all-important, and whatever tends to a discordant intermixture must have an injurious tendency.”
– Alexander Hamilton
Article 6, Clause 3
…all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution;…
“A KILLING OF ONE HUMAN BEING BY ANOTHER…”
ho·mi·cide | \ ˈhä-mə-ˌsīd
Definition of homicide
1 : a person who kills another
2 : a killing of one human being by another detectives investigating a homicide
“…THE DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL…”
zy·gote | \ ˈzī-ˌgōt
Definition of zygote
: a cell formed by the union of two gametes broadly
: the developing individual produced from such a cell
– Merriam Webster
Nothing is sacred to the Left because they find out constitutional system flawed since it is a barrier to the Leftist political ends
Manny: we agree on this. However, we seem to lack a mechanism to oust the Public Serpents such as Pelosi who ridicule their Oath of Office.
“Modern justices have long chafed at the restraints of judicial ethical rules about public commentary. The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg was celebrated as “notorious” due in part to her controversial public speeches and discussions of pending or expected cases before the Court.”
These restraints only apply to fascist judges, not progressive leftists who are building a new utopia.
“Despite my long criticism of this trend, I was still taken aback by comments of Justice Sonia Sotomayor at an event organized by the American Bar Association.”
I am waiting for the first s@@tlib to call you a “nazi”. JT, I hate to tell you that your previous support for liberal causes will do little good in placating these people. You’re still a “nazi” or at least a “nazi” enabler.
I WANT A DIVORCE!
Wise Latina shows how biased she really is…really isn’t that wise…is it???
The Progressive Religion. Institutions that have been (re)made to serve the Progressive Ideal are sacrosanct. Those that pose a threat to the Progressive Order are blasphemous idols that must be destroyed. The Supreme Court is the latest example.
“They tell me I shouldn’t but since there are zero consequences I will just do it anyway.” That’s definitely what we want from the highest court in the land.
There have been great decisions written by Justices with a far ranging ideology vis a vis the Constitution as proven by the fact that I have enjoyed reading opinions written by Justice Scalia and Justice William Brennan. The difference between a Scalia, a Brennan and even a Ginsburg and a Sotomeyer is that the former based their opinions on the actual words and meaning of the Constitution while the latter is just a political hack.
Sotomeyer rules in the same manner as todays “journalists” cover politics. Today’s “journalists” have decided that facts and fairness are trumped (sorry, it is the best word in this context) by subjectivity and a desire to get what they want. The justice operates in the same manner, she has an end goal and then uses pretext to conjure up an opinion that satisfies her agenda.
No standards in schools, exam schools being eliminated, test score being discarded, segregated universities, two National Anthems, peaceful riots, presidents that can’t even recite a WRITTEN sentence and a government and a media that call pregnant women pregnant people?? I know that I am getting up there in years and that we heard our parents many years ago fret about our music, but the country is going you know where in a handbasket and it is happening rapidly.
An Justice Alitos address to Notre Dame law students ??????
Mike, did I say anything about Sotomeyer opining publicly? No, I didn’t. I mentioned her lack of reasoning when making decisions, decisions that are supposed to be CONSTITUTION based. Now try and reply to my actual comment.
Like this allegedly educated prog was ever bipartisan. She is the epitome of Affirmative action chaos …and chaos is the last bipolar blight the SCOTUS needs. She was a hack then and a hack now.
Why am I not surprised? This woman has a long history of radical leftist, biased views. Her leftist philosophy precludes her from making just decisions. Such an individual contributes to the low opinion of the Supreme Court in public polls. Although nothing can be done about it, she should not be a Supreme Court justice!
Why just law school students? Reminds me of a George Carlin line: “It’s a small club and you and I are not in it.” Does show those of us who are not lawyers just what our opinions are to this Justice.
She a clown and a loser in life. Bound to destroy America to make up for her lack of skills and brain power. Unemployable in the real world. Like most them. Belongs nowhere in a position of power. Except more from these lunatics.
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