sotomayor unimpressive

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    I took some time to watch parts of the confirmation hearing over the last several days and I must say i am not at all impressed with sotomayor.

    The one thing i heard was that education transformed her life. she was able to take advantage of extraordinary opportunities to attend Princeton and Yale etc etc


    But as i listened to her speak, I was disappointed. Now i know everyone makes mistakes but isn't language the medium of law? Should not our so called best choice for the highest court in the land have a command of the language of the land that exceeds the mean?

    Now she was born in this country so there should be no excuse for an erudite judge to make mistakes such as (and i am paraphrasing here)

    "when one is in eminent danger"...

    did she mean imminent?

    or

    "...vagrancies in the fire department..."

    you mean vacancies do you not?

    These may be minor things but in the world of jurisprudence minor mistakes in language can have significant ramifications.
     
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    She's only but slightly more intelligent than the Senators from Minnesota who questioned her....And she's a shoo-in for confirmation.

    I weep for my country.
     
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    We do not live in a meritocracy.

    This is news to you Skull?

    Surely you must have had a hint that is true after listening to Bush II for the last 8 years.
     
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    you sure you aint misunderestimating her i guesses our children aint learning and i thinks a fish and we's can get along and live too gather.

    You well learned tools helped elect the worst president in history, or at least the dumbest and most incompetent, you worship at the corporate and wealth trough, and you then have the nerve to criticize a few words you may not even heard correctly from an American who worked her way to the top. Bah humbug!

    I do declare dat dont seem to make no sense to dis here American.
     
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    fuck you midcan! I read one sentence (?!) of that, and now I have a migraine... It was like trying to decrypt one of Renoite's posts.
     
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    jeez dat were pro found but sorry dat just aint some ting eyes engages in.
     
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    Interesting... a woman who has more federal judicial experience than any justice in the last 70 years and she's "unimpressive"?

    over 300 published decisions and only 4 reversed by the high court? and even then, the decision on the big ones were 5-4 and she's "unimpressive"?

    see... this is why no one listens to you loons.
     
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    Of course, Jillian wants racist laws
     
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    Only six of her cases were reviewed by the SCOTUS...of those 4 were overturned...60%. Judge Alito had 2 cases reviewed by the SCOTUS and both were overturned, thus 100% of his cases before the high court were overturned. According to the arguments made by the right wing-nut punditocracy, that would make Justice Alito unqualified to sit on the high court.

    And the "wise-latina woman" comment taken out of context from a talk eight years ago...That's all the GOP has. In other words they got nothin'. But that's the case with the GOP and American conservatism today. The intellectual gas tank is not only empty...it's rusted through and full of holes.
     
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