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1 Firefighters already dominating day on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:40 pm

rosco 357


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Firefighters already dominating day
Thu Jul 16, 10:13 am ET
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_pl758/print

Republicans didn't waste a moment today trying to focus on Sonia Sotomayor's views on affirmative action -- and her habit of dodging questions.

It's Day 4 of her confirmation hearing, a day likely to be remembered for the upcoming testimony of New Haven firefighter Frank Ricci. He was on the winning side of a Supreme Court race-discrimination ruling that overturned an appellate court decision in which Sotomayor participated.

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., opened the questioning today by pressing Sotomayor on her claim that she was bound by precedent in ruling against the white firefighters. Sotomayor, who has danced around the question all week, started to review the facts of the case when Kyl interjected. "The question I asked was very simple," he said, apologizing for the interruption and reminding her of the question: What was the precedent by which she was bound?"

A few minutes later, he stopped her again: "Let me interrupt again, because you're not getting to the point of my question," Kyl said, adding that Sotomayor would never let a lawyer get away with indirect answers in her courtroom. He said Sotomayor would admonish an elusive lawyer by saying, "That's all fine and dandy, counsel, but you're not answering my question."
And on it went.

2 Re: Firefighters already dominating day on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:46 pm

gypsy


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Well They are certainly drilling her~ I see to a point it is necessary, but i think they carry it a bit far..

3 Re: Firefighters already dominating day on Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:38 pm

rosco 357


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this is a life time appointment, they dont need to hold nothing back, anything in her previous rullings is what this is all about and as to her biases on things, she is not that old and will serve for many years so she need to be grilled hard , it comes with the territory, most get comfirmed as she will, judge bork did not, many years ago, but most do, of course the clarence thomas fiasco, but even he was confirmed,

4 Re: Firefighters already dominating day on Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:55 pm

gypsy


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I agree I suppose it is necessary

5 Re: Firefighters already dominating day on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:24 pm

SSC


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rosco 357 wrote:this is a life time appointment, they dont need to hold nothing back, anything in her previous rullings is what this is all about and as to her biases on things, she is not that old and will serve for many years so she need to be grilled hard , it comes with the territory, most get comfirmed as she will, judge bork did not, many years ago, but most do, of course the clarence thomas fiasco, but even he was confirmed,

They need to dig deep on her, she shows racial undertones, wouldn't answer to her stance on abortion nor gun control.

6 Re: Firefighters already dominating day on Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:30 pm

rosco 357


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she can dance, i hope she does not because she has been told by repbulicans, maybe even my senator since he is the ranking senator on the commitee, jeff sessions, he told her unless a major meltdown , she will be confirmed. now here sessions is reelected easy, but alot of republicans will vote for her because the dems can comfirm her and a no vote from them in certain areas of the nation will hurt their hispanic vote, sessions has stated he does not know how he will vote, but one thing and i have spoke on much of this all already, the supreme court is not gaining a liberal , only replacing one, so no gain,,, it will still have the 5/4 conservative majority for the moment,

7 Re: Firefighters already dominating day on Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:07 pm

gypsy


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What supreme Judge appointed, lived to serve longest~dos anyone know?

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