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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:14 AM

5. Sotomayor

 

However, when the Second Circuit issued its decision - written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor - the Court amazingly applied the wrong standard of review, as follows:

UPON DUE CONSIDERATION, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that the judgment of the District Court is here by AFFIRMED.

Plaintiff appeals from a final judgment granting summary judgment for defendants. Plaintiff argues on appeal that his federal and state constitutional rights to due process and equal protection of the laws were violated because of various conflicts of interest in the prosecutor's office. For the reasons stated by the District Court in its Ruling on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment of November 27, 2002, we hold that none of these challenges rise to the level of reversible error.

We have considered all of plaintiff's claims on appeal and found them to be without merit. We here by AFFIRM the judgment of the District Court.

Aside from violating bedrock Second Circuit case law on the standard of review for motions for summary judgment, Justice Sotomayor also violated bedrock law on the standard in every federal circuit in the entire country. For example:

First Circuit:
Wright v. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. Group Benefits Plan, 402 F.3d 67, 73-74 (1st Cir. 2005).

Second Circuit:
Huminski v. Corsones , 396 F.3d 53, 69 (2d Cir. 2005).

Third Circuit:
Levy v. Sterling Holding Co., LLC, 544 F.3d 493, 501 (3d Cir. 2008)

Fourth Circuit:
M & M Medical Supplies & Serv., Inc. v. Pleasant Valley Hospital, Inc., 981 F.2d 160, 163 (4th Cir. 1992) (en banc).

Fifth Circuit:
Langhoff Props., LLC v. BP Prods. N. Am. Inc., 519 F.3d 256, 260 (5th Cir. 2008).

Sixth Circuit:
Parker v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 121 F.3d 1006, 1009 (6th Cir. 1997).

Seventh Circuit:
Am. Postal Workers Union, Milwaukee Local v. Runyon, 185 F.3d 832, 835 (7th Cir. 1999)

Eigth Circuit:
Anderson v. Larson, 327 F.3d 762, 767 (8th Cir. 2003).

Ninth Circuit:
Blanken-horn v. City of Orange, 485 F.3d 463, 470 (9th Cir. 2007).

Tenth Circuit:
Beardsley v. Farmland Co-Op, Inc., 530 F.3d 1309, 1313 (10th Cir. 2008)

Eleventh Circuit:
Chambless v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp., 481 F.3d 1345, 1349 (11th Cir. 2007).

D. C. Circuit:
Sample v. Bureau of Prisons, 466 F.3d 1086, 1087 (D.C. Cir. 2006);

Federal Circuit:
Eisai Co. v. Dr. Reddy's Labs., Ltd., 533 F.3d 1353, 1359 (Fed. Cir. 2008)


Clearly Justice Sotomayor got it wrong in a big way. So wrong, not one federal appeals court in the United States would acted in a manner so frighteningly ignorant of basic appellate law. Only Sotomayor.

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