Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > Political Forums > The Constitution & The Judicial Branch
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The Constitution & The Judicial Branch Discuss Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor at the Political Forums; Time to start a newer thread on possible SC Judge Sotomayor. I guess she wants it bad enought to go ...

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2009, 06:19 PM
mlurp's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flatlands
Gender: Male
Posts: 37,382
Thanks: 19,044
Thanked 10,864 Times in 8,473 Posts
Default Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Time to start a newer thread on possible SC Judge Sotomayor. I guess she wants it bad enought to go forward after broke her ankle this morning. I would be home doing the couch potatoe TV tour. But then I haven't been nominated for anything lately. There is video at the site.

But lets just

June 8, 2009
Sotomayor breaks ankle on her way to Capitol Hill
Posted: 04:30 PM ET

WASHINGTON (CNN) Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday morning on her way to Washington for another round of meetings on Capitol Hill with senators weighing her nomination, according to the White House.

"This morning, on the way to Washington, D.C., Judge Sotomayor tripped at LaGuardia Airport," said White House spokesman Ben LaBolt in a statement. "After an x-ray at Medical Faculty Associates, it was determined that Judge Sotomayor has a small fracture in her right ankle. She has been treated and released, and is looking forward to keeping her full schedule of meetings on Capitol Hill this afternoon."

Later: Senator signs Sotomayor's cast


A White House official tells CNN Sotomayor spent less than two hours being treated at Medical Faculty Associates.

Sotomayor hobbled on crutches past about a dozen cameras Monday afternoon when she arrived at the office of Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa just a few minutes late for her 2 pm courtesy call meeting sporting a white hard cast on her fractured right ankle that rose up to just below her knee.

The smiling judge, who appeared a tad embarrassed by all the attention to her mishap, would not answer questions at a photo op with Grassley, other than to say: "I feel fine."

Her Monday schedule includes meetings with Grassley and another GOP senator, David Vitter of Louisiana, as well as Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.
__________________


Improvise - Adapt - Over Come...
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-10-2009, 07:15 PM
mlurp's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flatlands
Gender: Male
Posts: 37,382
Thanks: 19,044
Thanked 10,864 Times in 8,473 Posts
Default Re: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Lets take it slower and I agree. Not offen but this time I side with the GOP.

Top Republican rips Democrats for Sotomayor 'rush'

JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, Associated Press Writer Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 2 mins ago

WASHINGTON Republicans accused Democrats Wednesday of moving too hastily on Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination, warning that the decision could imperil her confirmation as they pressed the judge for more documents from her past. The top Senate Republican blasted Democrats' decision to schedule mid-July hearings for Sotomayor's confirmation, while another senior GOP senator floated the possibility of a filibuster by angry Republicans against President Barack Obama's first high court nominee.

"They want the shortest timeline in recent memory for someone with the longest judicial record in recent memory," said Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the minority leader. "This violates basic standards of fairness and it prevents senators from carrying out one of their most solemn duties."

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said many Republicans may end up voting against Sotomayor because they feel they haven't had time to learn enough about her. Others, he said, might decide to protest what they see as unfair treatment with stalling tactics in the Judiciary Committee or on the Senate floor to block her from being confirmed.

"I don't think anybody wants to filibuster Judge Sotomayor I certainly don't want to but sometimes the only way you can make sure things are fair ... is to invoke some of the rules," Hatch said.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Judiciary Committee chairman, announced Tuesday that hearings would open July 13. That's 48 days after President Barack Obama named Sotomayor for the high court.
.............................MUCH MORE HERE......................................
Top Republican rips Democrats for Sotomayor 'rush' - Yahoo! News
__________________


Improvise - Adapt - Over Come...
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-16-2009, 06:08 PM
mlurp's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flatlands
Gender: Male
Posts: 37,382
Thanks: 19,044
Thanked 10,864 Times in 8,473 Posts
Default Re: Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

I hope this BS over everything about her will end and the Senate gets down to the real question of her Judaical skills and if any decision she made or will make will be based upon our Constitution or her personnel experiences. I think some in the GOP are ready..

Sotomayor answers GOP as Senate braces for debate

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, Associated Press Writer Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Associated Press Writer – 24 mins ago

WASHINGTON – Defending her membership in an elite all-women's club, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor told senators that the group doesn't discriminate unfairly by gender and includes men in many of its activities.

Her explanation, in a letter submitted Monday evening to the Senate Judiciary Committee, was accompanied by copies of several rulings, briefs and speeches that the judge had not previously given to the panel.

GOP senators requested the material and questioned Sotomayor's membership in Belizean Grove, a group of prominent professional women, because federal judges are bound by a code that says they shouldn't join any organization that discriminates by race, sex, religion or nationality.

"I do not believe that my membership in the Belizean Grove violates the Code of Judicial Conduct," Sotomayor wrote. She told senators that the group involves men in some of its events and that she was unaware of any man who had tried to become a member.

Sotomayor's backers noted that the court's only current female justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, belongs to the membership-only International Women's Forum. So did former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who defended her involvement in all-women groups during her Senate confirmation hearings.

As Republicans delved into Sotomayor's background, a key GOP senator was planning a series of speeches that will criticize Obama and Democrats for the way they choose members of the federal judiciary, arguing that their approach threatens the court system and the rule of law.

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the committee, will make a speech this week about what the founding fathers considered an ideal member of the Supreme Court. He planned to contrast that vision with what he sees as a push for federal judges and justices who seek to shade their rulings with their own political and personal views and change the meaning of the Constitution.
.......................................MUCH MORE HERE.................................

Sotomayor answers GOP as Senate braces for debate - Yahoo! News
__________________


Improvise - Adapt - Over Come...
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2009, 05:30 PM
mlurp's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flatlands
Gender: Male
Posts: 37,382
Thanks: 19,044
Thanked 10,864 Times in 8,473 Posts
Default Re: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor

So today of all days I remembered to go out and get some things done. Only one thng I wanted to hear in the news is she is being asked to explain her involement back in th e80's with ACORN and if she has ever had contact with anyone from ACORN or anyone that supports ( deeply involved with) ACORN in any of its decision makings.

So tell me I was wrong and she isn't looking good for SCOTUS.
__________________


Improvise - Adapt - Over Come...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
court, nominee, sonia, sotomayor, supreme

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0