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  • In Their Own Words: Sonia Sotomayor

    I would hope that a wise Latina 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.

    - President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor, October 2001.

    Read the full text of Judge Sotomayor’s speech “A Latina Judge’s Voice” in the New York Times.

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    6 Responses to In Their Own Words: Sonia Sotomayor

    1. Rick, Mississippi says:

      Kinda limited viewpoint, wouldn't you say?

    2. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      An us against them mentality stereotyping and scapegoating white males? Another of Obama's great (politicized) moments with his Supreme Court nominee.

      Leftist across the nation are berating conservatives for voicing their concern about a judicial nominee who apparently doesn't understand the meaning of blind justice.

    3. Thomas, Anchorage, A says:

      While I understand her line of thinking, it's largely irrelevant and definitely some kind of excuse for decisions not based on application of the law.

      "And I wonder whether by ignoring our differences as women or men of color we do a disservice both to the law and society."

      Is equality not the rejection of differences?

      I can see laws being used to remove advantages, but not provide them.

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    5. Barb -mn says:

      Nobody lives anybody else's life experiences, Ms. Sotomayor. In America your life is your own and your human ability to live your own,under freedom. As far as history goes back it has been the majority "white" that sees equality of all human life, all races, skin color. As far as all races seeing equality??? Have you had the experiences of the upbringing of a poor white man???? Once you specify skin color, you show your weakness and patheticism! Who paid for your catholic education? Obviously a waste of money.

    6. Barb -mn says:

      Nobody lives anybody else's life experiences, Ms. Sotomayor. In America, under freedom, your life is your own and your human ability to live your own. As far as history goes back it has been the majority "white" that sees equality of all human life, all races, skin color. As far as all races seeing equality??? Have you had the experiences of the upbringing of a poor white man???? Once you specify skin color, you show your weakness and patheticism! Who paid for your catholic education? Obviously a waste of money.

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