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Archive for July 4th, 2009

Sotomayor had conflict of interest in fire fighter case.

Posted by iusbvision on July 4, 2009

It has been discovered through Sotomayor’s documents released to Congress that she belonged to an activist group that opposed testing as an avenue for promotion.

Judge Sotomayor had dismissed the Ricci fire fighter case with next to no comment causing protests by her fellow judges. The case was elevated to the Supreme Court where once again Sotomayor was overturned.

Sotomayor should have recused herself from the case because she was adamant against any kind of testing as an avenue for promotion as her own documents show.

FNC:

Group Sotomayor Belonged to Sued Over Job Tests

A civil rights group advised by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the 1980s brought several discrimination lawsuits that sought to scrap the results of job tests because too few Hispanics scored well, according to new documents.

WASHINGTON – A civil rights group advised by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the 1980s brought several discrimination lawsuits that sought to scrap the results of job tests because too few Hispanics scored well, according to new documents that are fueling GOP criticism of the judge.

The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund represented Hispanic sanitation workers in New York City who wanted to stop white employees from getting promotions because, they argued, the qualifying exam unfairly disadvantaged minorities. The case unfolded as Sotomayor chaired the organization’s board of directors’ litigation committee, although there is no evidence that she had any role in the group’s decision to participate in the lawsuits, or in formulating or drafting any of their legal arguments.

Still, the case bears strong similarities to a much-discussed case Sotomayor ruled on last year as a federal appeals court judge, which involved the reverse discrimination claims of white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., who sued after the city threw out its promotion test because too few minorities qualified. A panel she joined ruled against the white firefighters in the case, Ricci v. DeStefano. The Supreme Court reversed the decision last Monday.

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They wrote off Reagan too. Palin is in good company.

Posted by iusbvision on July 4, 2009

Steve Hayward at National Review:

From my endless archives, a few samples of how the major media wrote off Ronald Reagan repeatedly:

Newsweek, 1971, “Ronald Reagan’s Slow Fade,” ended with the judgment that “the somber truth is that Sacramento may mark the end of Ronald Reagan’s political road. . .  By every normal measure, Ronald Reagan ought to be entitled to any political future he wants.  A close aide said, ‘The Presidency?  Oh, he’s not interested. Four more years and I think you’ll see Ronald Reagan riding one of his horses off into the sunset.’” And see Stephen Roberts in the New York Times Magazine: “In 1976, the reasoning goes, Reagan would be 65, and too old to run.”   “When a guy’s built on celluloid,” Democratic State Senator George Moscone said, “he goes up fast, but he burns out quickly.” 

After the 1976 campaign, Newsweek offered a reprise, “Into the Sunset”:  “The concluding line of Reagan’s convention speech—’There is no substitute for victory’—could also turn out to be a epitaph for his own political career.”

And not to be left out, John Coyne wrote in some magazine called National Review that “Reagan seems somewhat out of step with the new political stirrings, a man very much of the Sixties. . .  For a decade he has been a central symbol of everything that is best in what we call the conservative movement, and if his approach and his ideas are obsolete, then so are those many of us who believe in him.  And it’s never much fun to be a middle-aged anachronism.”

Everyone should apply the appropriate discount to the Palin commentary and analysis they read today.

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Palin in October 2008 on what a future Obama/Biden administration would look like. It is prophetic.

Posted by iusbvision on July 4, 2009

Palin talks about what Obama tax policy, economic policy, central control, judicial nominees, Obama/Bidens foreign policy naivety. Everything she has said has come true.

It is prophetic.

Is this a candidate who doesn’t have command of the various issues?

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