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stsinner
06-29-2009, 01:53 PM
The white firefighters have been vindicated:

The racist judge, Sotomayor, Obama's pick for Supereme Court, has had her blatantly discriminatory decision overturned by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court today narrowly ruled in favor of white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., who said they were denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision by Judge Sonia Sotomayor and others that had come to play a large role in the consideration of her nomination for the high court.

The city had thrown out the results of a promotion test because no African Americans and only two Hispanics would have qualified for promotions. It said it feared a lawsuit from minorities under federal laws that said such "disparate impacts" on test results could be used to show discrimination.

In effect, the court was deciding when avoiding potential discrimination against one group amounted to actual discrimination against another.

The court's conservative majority said in a 5 to 4 vote that is what happened in New Haven.

"Fear of litigation alone cannot justify an employer's reliance on race to the detriment of individuals who passed the examinations and qualified for promotions," wrote Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/29/AR2009062901608_pf.html

stsinner
06-29-2009, 03:15 PM
An interesting tidbit-Sotomayor's decisions have been overturned 80% of the time when they go to the Supreme Court.

satanica
06-30-2009, 09:06 AM
An interesting tidbit-Sotomayor's decisions have been overturned 80% of the time when they go to the Supreme Court.

Horse shit. You are just repeating what Rush said.

Link Please.

The number is around 60% ...well below the average. Nice try hack.

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/what_percentage_of_sonia_sotomayors_opinions_have. html

djones520
06-30-2009, 09:17 AM
Horse shit. You are just repeating what Rush said.

Link Please.

The number is around 60% ...well below the average. Nice try hack.

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/what_percentage_of_sonia_sotomayors_opinions_have. html

Factcheck hasn't updated. This makes 4 of 6 overturned. Makes it about a 67% rate.

At any rate, that is not a good number. The Supreme Court finds her wrong more often then right. We shouldn't be elevating a judge to such a position with a record like this.

Lars1701a
06-30-2009, 09:19 AM
Horse shit. You are just repeating what Rush said.

Link Please.

The number is around 60% ...well below the average. Nice try hack.

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/what_percentage_of_sonia_sotomayors_opinions_have. html

Dont forget that they may have upheld one of her decisions but faulted her reasoning :rolleyes:

Four out of five – as we noted above, Sotomayor has had five appellate decisions reviewed by the Supreme Court – is 80 percent. But Limbaugh is wrong on his cases, and thus wrong in his calculation. First, in Knight v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Sotomayor’s decision wasn’t “overturned” at all. In fact, it was upheld unanimously, though the justices faulted her reasoning.


Hes in not the hack this Latina jurist is, but its alright to make sexist comments if you are a women.

satanica
06-30-2009, 09:26 AM
Do you idiots understand that every time a Supreme Court Justice is in the minority vote, their ruling is trumped by the SC ?

NJCardFan
06-30-2009, 10:50 AM
Do you idiots understand that every time a Supreme Court Justice is in the minority vote, their ruling is trumped by the SC ?
Are you trying to be funny? So, when a SC justice is in the minority vote, their ruling is trumped by the surpeme court? Huh?

djones520
06-30-2009, 11:26 AM
Are you trying to be funny? So, when a SC justice is in the minority vote, their ruling is trumped by the surpeme court? Huh?

Hey, did you know when the sun was out, it's sunny?

stsinner
06-30-2009, 01:33 PM
Horse shit. You are just repeating what Rush said.

Link Please.

The number is around 60% ...well below the average. Nice try hack.

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/what_percentage_of_sonia_sotomayors_opinions_have. html

Even if what you say is true, that's a 60% failure rate...