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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:40 PM

Justice Sonia Sotomayor NOT Buying Scalia's Interpretation Of The Voting Rights Act

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who asked many questions in defense of the law, appeared taken aback by Scalia’s insinuation. In the final moments of oral argument, she asked Bert Rein, the lawyer for the challengers, if he agrees.

“Do you think think Section 5 was voted for because it was a racial entitlement?” she asked. When he ducked the question, she asked it again. He did not endorse Scalia’s sentiment.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/scalia-attacks-congress-for-renewing-voting-rights-act.php


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There were audible gasps in the Supreme Court’s lawyers’ lounge, where audio of the oral argument is pumped in for members of the Supreme Court bar, when Justice Antonin Scalia offered his assessment of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. He called it a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/27/1646891/scalia-voting-rights-act-is-perpetuation-of-racial-entitlement/?mobile=nc

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Reply Justice Sonia Sotomayor NOT Buying Scalia's Interpretation Of The Voting Rights Act (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
sakabatou Feb 2013 #1
Berlum Feb 2013 #3
Buns_of_Fire Feb 2013 #13
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #2
still_one Feb 2013 #4
riqster Feb 2013 #5
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #6
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #12
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2013 #7
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #8
bettyellen Feb 2013 #9
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #10
freshwest Feb 2013 #11
madokie Feb 2013 #14
Number23 Feb 2013 #15
dgibby Feb 2013 #16
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #17
abq e streeter Feb 2013 #18
Heather MC Feb 2013 #19

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:44 PM

1. Can we kick his sorry ass from the bench?

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:45 PM

3. Tony S. (R - Oafus Dei) should bugger off like his bossman, Pope Ratzinger (R)

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:04 PM

13. It'd be a twofer if we could...

I doubt Thomas could function without Scalia around to tell him what to do, how to vote, and when to go to the bathroom. He'd be wandering the halls, sucking his thumb, and searching his robe for his cell phone to call the Kook Brothers to ask their advice.

I believe he (they) could be impeached... but we both know that ain't gonna happen. Dammit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:45 PM

2. Good for her...I'm glad she doesn't take Scalia sh*t lightly...

And calls him on it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:50 PM

4. Scalia you piece of garbage, for over 100 years it was a case of racial

Disenfranchising of African Americans by folks with your mind set

Why don't you resign and apply for pope, then you would move to Italy

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:50 PM

5. This is why Repubs should not ever again occupy the White House nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:50 PM

6. Only White, Male Property Owners

should have the right to vote. Scalia, and the Freepers, think this.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:03 PM

12. Uncle Thomas probably thinks that means him. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:51 PM

7. I really can't stand that fascist rat fuck. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:51 PM

8. Scalia is an Activist Jerkwad. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:54 PM

9. I LOVE this judge. Thank you Potus!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:58 PM

10. GOOD for her!

So happy to see her on that court.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:59 PM

11. She just shattered Scalia's argument by having the plaintiff withdraw it. Brilliant. Thanks, Obama.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:11 PM

14. Get his sorry ass

Some more of the reasons that the pukies don't like the Man.
He's done upset their little apple cart and they're mad 'bout it and you can bet they won't give up without a fight.


SS will never be the same again even if the President doesn't get to select any more justices. He done good

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:00 PM

15. I am liking her more and more by the day

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who asked many questions in defense of the law, appeared taken aback by Scalia’s insinuation. In the final moments of oral argument, she asked Bert Rein, the lawyer for the challengers, if he agrees.

“Do you think think Section 5 was voted for because it was a racial entitlement?” she asked. When he ducked the question, she asked it again. He did not endorse Scalia’s sentiment.

The Reagan-appointed jurist said lawmakers keep reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act out of fear of political repercussions. In a sarcastic tone, he described it as odd that congressional renewal has passed with growing margins over the years in spite of the fact that racism is widely acknowledged to have become less severe in the covered jurisdictions since 1965.


It amazes me how clueless some are. Apparently, it never dawned on the Good Judge that the reason racism has become "less severe" is because of legislation identical to the one he's whining about. No wonder we keep taking three steps forward and two back on these types of issues in this country. Even the "smart" guys don't have a clue.

And I'm sure that any second, he'll be whining "that harpy Sonia's being mean to me!" any second.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:17 PM

16. And the Rev. Al just raked Scalia over the coals

on his show. He is NOT a happy camper!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:25 PM

17. Maybe she can get Roberts to see the light on this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:26 PM

18. At least we can thank the following Democratic Senators who voted against his confirmation:

............
Oh yeah, Not a goddam one of 'em.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:32 PM

19. Judge Sotomayor is an amazing women. i don't think i could be that close to Scalia and

not Kick him in the teeth.

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