Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Judge Sonia Sotomayor Racist or just wrong more than 60% of the time.

Sotomayor reversed 60% by high court - Washington Times

With Judge Sonia Sotomayor already facing questions over her 60 percent reversal rate, the Supreme Court could dump another problem into her lap next month if, as many legal analysts predict, the court overturns one of her rulings upholding a race-based employment decision.

Three of the five majority opinions written by Judge Sotomayor for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and reviewed by the Supreme Court were reversed, providing a potent line of attack raised by opponents Tuesday after President Obama announced he will nominate the 54-year-old Hispanic woman to the high court.


Judged by a wise Latina woman or a plain white guy.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor attempted to clarify her controversial remark Tuesday that a "wise
Latina woman" could reach a "better" decision than a white male, telling Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy. Sotomayor told Leahy that what she meant is that people have different backgrounds but "there is only one law," and "ultimately and completely" she would follow the law.

Sorry this does not explain the comment that a wise Latina woman could reach a better decision than a wise white man with his life experiences. I have been around a lot of prejudice white people and they say the same thing about black people. Then they say they are not prejudice because they have black friends.

Sonia Sotomayor  will face tough questioning about her 2008 decision as part of a three-judge panel to rule against a group of white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut who say they were denied promotions because of their race.
The firefighters' case stems from a 2004 lawsuit filed by 19 white firefighters and one Hispanic firefighter who said they would have been promoted had the city of New Haven not thrown out the results because
no blacks had scored high enough to qualify.
The city argued that if it had gone ahead with the promotions based on the test results, it would have risked a lawsuit claiming that the exam hurt minorities in violation of the 1964 federal civil rights law.

Sotomayor sat on a three-judge panel that heard an appeal of the case and sided with the city, affirming a lower court's opinion against the white fire fighters and did not explain its reasoning behind the decision, prompting a fellow appeals court judge to criticize the decision as "perfunctory."

Court watchers predict a majority of justices will rule in favor of New Haven, Conn., firefighters who said the city discriminated against them after it tested them for promotions, then scrapped the results after it
realized a disproportionate number of whites would be promoted. Judge Sotomayor was part of a unanimous three-judge panel that issued an unsigned opinion ruling against the firefighters and in favor of the city.

When the Supreme Court overturns this ruling, Judge Stomayor will be overturned four out of six times, so she made the wrong decision again. Not ready for the Supreme Court.

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