Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Supreme Court Nominee Hearings

When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account.

Yeah, that wasn't Sonia Sotomayor. That was Sam Alito, who was confirmed to the bench by a Republican-led Senate a couple of years ago. Just in case anyone thought Sessions and Graham actually had, you know, a point or something. Other than pandering.

Thanks for Glenn Greenwald, Eugene Robinson and others for pointing this one out. Not sure why the Democratic senators haven't picked up on it yet.



At 4:21 PM, Blogger Special K said...

Ummmm... Because taking all of the facts into account, including first or second hand knowlege of a subject before the court, should be taken into account. Now if he followed that up saying that felt he hopes that he would make better decisions because of his gender and race, then I'm with you. He didn't because he doesn't believe that and it would be racist and sexist to say so.

At 7:23 PM, Blogger Tony Plutonium said...

Uh, say what?!? In what way does discrimination that his family suffered, people unrelated in any way to the people in the case he's deciding except that they might have a similar accent, constitute "facts" to be taken into account? That sounds like support for affirmative action to me, SK, and I'm pretty sure that's not what you meant.


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