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why do you think that Sotomayor has not earn her credentials?

Yeah, because Bush and Kerry with their C averages were truly cream of the crop. It's sad how many people actually believe you have to be smarter to get into an Ivy. All it takes is more money or a good sob story. There are far more intelligent people at Johns Hopkins, Duke, Northwestern and dozens of other schools that don't get automatic entrance into the old boys club. They actually have to EARN their credentials.

than was posted on another question. If you don't like her because Obama appointed her fine say so but don't attempt to discredit her because she worked hard and made something of herself. she grew up in public housing raised by a single hardworking mother. (her father pass away) she made it

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:23 PM on May. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sotomayor graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx. She earned her A.B. from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude in 1976.[9] Sotomayor obtained her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Sotomayor then served as an Assistant District Attorney under prominent New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, prosecuting robberies, assaults, murders, police brutality, and child pornography cases. In 1984, she entered private practice, making partner at the commercial litigation firm of Pavia & Harcourt, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • Considered a political centrist by the American Bar Association Journal and others Sotomayor was nominated on November 27, 1991, by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by John M. Walker, Jr. She became the youngest judge in the Southern District and the first Hispanic federal judge anywhere in New York State.On March 30, 1995, she issued the preliminary injunction against Major League Baseball, preventing MLB from unilaterally implementing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and using replacement players, thus ending the 1994 baseball strike.[In another high-profile case, she issued an order allowing the Wall Street Journal to publish Vince Foster's suicide note.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • I honestly dont know much about her to say anything...

    Oh and btw- Go Dukkkkeee!
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 7:25 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • In Center for Reproductive Law and Policy v. Bush,[44] Sotomayor upheld the Bush administration's implementation of the Mexico City Policy which requires foreign organizations receiving U.S. funds to "neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations". Sotomayor held that the policy did not constitute a violation of equal protection, as the government "is free to favor the anti-abortion position over the pro-choice position, and can do so with public funds"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • In Pappas v. Giuliani,[46] Sotomayor dissented from her colleagues’ ruling that the NYPD could terminate an employee from his desk job who sent racist materials through the mail. Sotomayor argued that the First Amendment protected speech by the employee “away from the office, on [his] own time,” even if that speech was “offensive, hateful, and insulting," and that therefore the employee's First Amendment claim should have gone to trial rather than being dismissed on summary judgment.
    In Dow Jones v. Department of Justice,[47] Sotomayor sided with the Wall Street Journal in its efforts to obtain and publish a photocopy of the suicide note of former White House Counsel Vince Foster. Sotomayor ruled that the public had "a substantial interest" in viewing the note and enjoined the Justice Department from blocking its release.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • "If you don't like her because Obama appointed her fine say so"

    _______________

    I don't like her because Obama nominated her.

    (she hasn't been appointed, and hopefully WON'T be!)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • She appears to to have good credentials, but I really don't know anything about her. I will reserve judgement until I do.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:31 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • I said, as you quoted but obviously didn't read, it makes her no SMARTER than non-Ivy candidates. And there was one, though I doubt most of the people cheering her nom have even the first clue who the other potential candidates were. You can be an idiot with an Ivy degree and get a job handed to you while a genius with a non-Ivy degree has to work their way up and jump through hoops. They earn what they get, instead of having doors opened by a pointless name on a piece of paper.

    As for what she's earned - what does her upbringing have to do with how so many of her rulings have been overturned on appeal, or how she's made statements advocating legislating from the bench, or that she favors interpreting the law in favor of someone's minority status rather than the letter of the law because of "special circumstances"? Her judicial record is out there for all the read, if anyone can get past that first paragraph.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:31 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • you for whatever reason dislike those that attend IV league schools. and chose to compare her and her credentials to those less talented IV league graduates. you implied that she somehow got things handed to her because she attended IV leagues. She is good and has work hard to improve herself and her life and somehow that is bad according to you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • As for what she's earned - what does her upbringing have to do with how so many of her rulings have been overturned on appeal, or how she's made statements advocating legislating from the bench, or that she favors interpreting the law in favor of someone's minority status rather than the letter of the law because of "special circumstances"?

    ___________________

    Oh, it's because she's the "first Latina to be nominated to the SCOTUS," that's good enough for most people...especially those who are of, or relate to Hispanic origin. The same argument could be made for Obama...riding his "first black presidential candidate" title all the way to POTUS! Some people REALLY need to get over skin color and look at the reality of credentials, experience, adn personal agendas--you know the kind of things that will actually affect this country!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on May. 26, 2009

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