In what can only be seen as a blow to Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation chances, the Supreme Court overturned her ruling in the New Haven firefighters’ case, in which a group of white and Hispanic firefighters charged that they were unfairly denied promotion because of their race – a clear case of reverse discrimination.
I salute what may be one of the final common sense decisions being handed down by the Supreme Court before it becomes Obamanized.
As to Ms. Sotomayor’s chances for becoming a member of this hallowed part of America’s judicial system, time will tell if she has shot herself in the foot. This is the fourth time one of her decisions has been reversed by the august body she hopes to join. That puts her reversal rate at 80%, or four out of five. A 20% success rate does not speak very highly for the “rich experiences” of this woman.
Personally, I would reject her nomination instantly based on her presumptuous judgement and her inability to separate race from the merits of a case when adjudicating, especially at the Supreme Court level. We already have a Thug administration. Our last best hope for “The last best hope for mankind” is that reason and logic remain intact on the Supreme Court. It may, in fact, fall on their hands eventually, to take back this government back.
We’re a long way from being out of the tunnel however. Even if Congress doesn’t agree with Sotomayor that, “a Latino 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,” we know that Emperor Obama will be waiting in wings with yet another inappropriate Solomon.
Hmmm… I wonder if Michelle O. has any plans to getting back in the law profession?