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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:11 PM

UChicago Law Prof Says Sotomayor Got on Court Because She's Latina, Wipes Twitter

I'm trying to figure out if this is satire or for real. These days, I have a hard time telling. Anyone?

I may never stop laughing at the shade in this Princeton sentence.



Lol that Milton Friedman book perched behind him is a perfect kicker



NEWS / August 8, 2018

UChicago Law Prof Says Sotomayor Got on Court Because She’s Latina, Wipes Twitter



Maroon Staff / The Chicago Maroon
By Maroon Staff

Conservative University of Chicago Law Professor M. Todd Henderson said in a tweet Tuesday that Justice Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the Supreme Court because “her Latinaness gave us insight into her soul.” ... His tweet, which said she is a “second-class intellect,” immediately drew sharp criticism from members of the University community and beyond. Some questioned how Henderson was a professor at the Law School; one user wrote, “Your dumb ass couldn’t get onto the food court.”

After initially fighting back against his critics, Henderson issued a half-apology Tuesday evening, again via tweet. He said that having another woman and Hispanic on the Court was a good thing, but argued that there are dozens of appeals court judges “smarter” than Justice Sotomayor. Still, he said, if he were a senator he would have confirmed her to the Court.



Henderson deactivated his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University—Henderson’s alma mater, where he graduated cum laude—and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1976. She then attended Yale Law School on a scholarship, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. After a career as an attorney in both the private sector and government, as well as tenure as a federal judge, Sotomayor was appointed to the Supreme Court, becoming the first Hispanic-American justice.

This is not particularly out of character for Henderson. He defended the Law School’s Edmund Burke Society after it advertised a debate using a whip sheet that said immigrants bring “disease into the body politic.”

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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:17 PM

1. I would never voluntarily take a class from Henderson. What a complete jerk.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:23 PM

2. The truth be out and send this

misogynist, racist, ignorant cretin to the unemployment line.

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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:27 PM

3. They need to find a replacement for this moron.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:49 PM

4. Where did this guy get his serious-legal-scholar-with-pipe-and-horn-rims costume?

What an act! The unlit pipe is just a prop. Like his stylized name "M. Todd Henderson". He's not only white and he's proud. He's certified and pedigreed upper class.

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