Friday, June 05, 2009

from NPR. org

Sotomayor's Judicial History: Racially Biased?

I can't believe this is still news, except for the fact that a bunch of uptight, privileged, white-haired white men are charged with advise and consent for the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. And another two members at large of this elite club (Rush and Newt) have very big . . .

. . . microphones.

What really galls me is that she is backing down, calling her remarks in some previous speeches 'poorly worded'. I don't think they were poorly worded at all. Of course a Latina woman with her experience would make better decisions than a white male judge. Our judicial system is about justice, not just about being 'right'. Who better to mete out justice than someone who has some experience with injustice, someone who is a woman and an ethnic minority?

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