Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Meet Sonia Sotomayor "not that smart and kind of a bully on the bench"

President Obama picks an extremist liberal Judge for Supreme Court.
For those who wonder what conservatives mean when we say we oppose judges who legislate from the bench, meet Sonia Sotomayor she is judge, jury, legislature, policy-maker, sexist-racist, bully ... all rolled into one.

Here are just a couple of "gems" that have passed her lips...

"the court of appeals is where policy is made."- Sonia Sotomayor

"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." -Sonia Sotomayor

Jeff Rosen points out other interesting things about Sonia Sotomayor...

"As one former Second Circuit clerk for another judge put it. "She has an inflated opinion of herself, and is domineering during oral arguments, but her questions aren't penetrating and don't get to the heart of the issue." (During one argument, an elderly judicial colleague is said to have leaned over and said, "Will you please stop talking and let them talk?")

"Sotomayor, several former clerks complained, rankled her colleagues by sending long memos that didn't distinguish between substantive and trivial points, with petty editing suggestions--fixing typos and the like--rather than focusing on the core analytical issues."

The most consistent concern was that Sotomayor, although an able lawyer, was "not that smart and kind of a bully on the bench," as one former Second Circuit clerk for another judge put it.

But to be fair... she does have her supporters eager to lower the bar (no pun intended) for her.
Said one former clerk for another judge... "She's a fine Second Circuit judge--maybe not the smartest ever, but how often are Supreme Court nominees the smartest ever?"

Now let's watch the main stream media present her to us as a tough but moderate intellectual and hey she likes baseball.


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