The Senate, to no one’s great surprise, voted 68-31 to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. Georgia senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, again to no one’s great surprise, voted against Sotomayor’s confirmation, but maintained a degree of civility about the process. Three Republican senators from Deep South states [...]
Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced Thursday they will vote against the confirmation of federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. But there’s something weird about this.
The Senate hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor begin this week. One of the witnesses Republicans are calling to testify will be Frank Ricci, the New Haven, Conn., firefighter who filed the anti-discrimination Ricci lawsuit decided recently by the Supreme Court.
Senate Republicans are expected to filibuster to try to prevent a vote
on the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Even with
their thin numbers (there are only 40 GOP senators), Senate Republicans
are under intense pressure from their base to oppose Sotomayor under
any and all circumstances.
Highly recommended: a column in the New York Times by Charles M. Blow that calls out the loudmouths who are screaming that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a racist. Blow makes the point that it is quite hypocritical for people who have a history of making racially charged comments to all of a sudden discover [...]
Thankfully, the discussion of the Sonia Sotomayor nomination among conservative pundits continues to follow a thoughtful, dignified path. Here’s what talk radio host (and convicted felon) G. Gordon Liddy had to say about the Supreme Court nominee: “Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when [Sotomayor]‘s menstruating or
something, or just before she’s going [...]
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