Posts Tagged ‘Sotomayor’

Liveblogging The Sotomayor Hearing: Legal Eye For The White Guy

July 13, 2009
Lady Justice Was Also A Dominatrix

Lady Justice Was Also A Dominatrix

Lawyer (n) : “One Skilled In Circumventing The Law.” — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary.

10:05 – Welcome to the liveblog of Juanita Sotomayor.  Ese.

10:10 – Racist White Democrat from Vermont (Senator Leahy) asking a very short question.  One not loaded with accolades for the judge.

10:11 – Senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, will certainly provide a view for the elitists in New York.  Fuck him.

10:14 – Sessions continues by elucidating a most elusive concept with regard to jurisprudence here in real America — judges should be fair and not bigoted, racist, members of La Raza.

10:15 – Oh yeah!  The “Empathy” domino.  Dominoes are mulattoes by the way.

Sessions is correct.  Empathy is evil — unless it is to empathize with say… white firefighters.

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The Policy on “Policy” — Gay Marriage And Sotomayor

May 26, 2009
Six People Who Do Not Make Policy

Six People Who Do Not Make Policy

Before explaining why the Supreme Court Of California is ending the policy of gay marriages, Chief Justice George succinctly explains in a one-hundred and thirty-six page 6-1 majority opinion why the court is not making policy:

In addressing the issues now presented in the third chapter of this narrative, it is important at the outset to emphasize a number of significant points. First … our task in the present proceeding is not to determine whether the provision at issue is wise or sound as a matter of policy or whether we, as individuals, believe it should be a part of the California Constitution. Regardless of our views as individuals on this question of policy, we recognize as judges and as a court our responsibility to confine our consideration to a determination of the constitutional validity and legal effect of the measure in question. It bears emphasis in this regard that our role is limited to interpreting and applying the principles and rules embodied in the California Constitution, setting aside our own personal beliefs and values.

The conclusion Chief Justice George reaches, of course, clearly is not policy:

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