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WATCH: Sonia Sotomayor Sworn In as 3rd Female Supreme Court Justice

It’s her swearing in, but Sonia Sotomayor today joining the Supreme Court as an associate justice was more so she could set up shop in her chambers, hire law clerks, and dictate which type of herbal tea she prefers. Or something.

By:           editor editor
On:           Aug 8, 2009
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  • 9 Comments
    • Ian
      Ian

      Yaaaay, I’m so happy for her. Take that racist Republicans!

      Aug 8, 2009 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dabq
      Dabq

      Great news indeed, although, I still wonder where she really stands on many issues that affect the glbt’s of this country.

      Aug 8, 2009 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CatCat 369
      CatCat 369

      What ASSHOLES (REPUBLICANS)only 6 voted for her (I think it was 6)I guess you REP wonted anther white boy on the court AGAIN.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 2:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dgz
      dgz

      @CatCat 369: i read 9.

      i’m glad to hear this. though frequent poster Jason is probably pissed she’s not a white guy.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 2:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BR7
      BR7

      Really? I’m glad to hear bigotry is perfectly acceptable when directed at white men…

      Aug 9, 2009 at 3:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dgz
      dgz

      @BR7:
      oh shut up with the talking point you blatantly ripped from Faux News.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 3:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SM
      SM

      With every passing day, I am more and more impressed with Obama. The more I hear (and/or read) about something he’s done (or is doing) the more I feel it’ll be, in the end, the absolutely BEST thing.

      An example: The news reporting on the new SCOTUSs swearing in. For 70-years, the ceremony has been held at the WH. And for her? Nope, Sotomayor is NOT sworn in in the WH. “Why”, I grouse, “would POTUS be so disrespect¬≠ful/disreg¬≠arding of tradition and not give her a WH ceremony?”

      As photos were shown of SCOTUS members being sworn in at the WH, (with their nominating Presidents beside them), it became VERY clear *why* Obama did not offer the WH to Sotomayor. SCOTUS are NOT ‘beholden’ to the nominating president – the SCOTUS is an independent branch of govt. A ceremony held in the WH, puts an implicit ‘stamp’/appearance that the newly-sworn-in Justice will kowtow to the party/president nominating him/her. Obama, I think, is well aware that HE is not the ‘people,’ the American PEOPLE are.

      It’s the same with everything he does/is trying to do. Including Health Care reform. He’s aware of the minutia of things *before* anyone even has time to think of them; he’s ten steps ahead of most and can ‘get things into place’ for things to work. And work well. We did well in electing him. He will get LGBT equality.

      What a change -and relief!- from the past 8 years.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 5:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • InExile
      InExile

      @SM: Not sure you are correct on the LGBT front. He has lost control of the health care debate by handing it over to congress instead of maybe creating a hand selected panel to create a plan of his own. Turning health care over to congress is like handing a suitcase of cash to a thief and asking him to watch your money. Without a single payer or public option on health care it will just be another way to enrich the insurance companies with American people being the losers. Once again, no leadership on health care, just like his promises on LGBT rights. With his approval ratings plummeting 12% down to 50% so early in the game, gays will be thrown to the sharks again. Looks like a one term gig for him just like Jimmy Carter. If we are lucky Hillary will resign in time to run in 2012.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 6:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ian
      Ian

      @BR7: Wow, I bet if you weren’t gay, you’d be a member of the national organization for marriage watching fox “news” and everything.

      Sad, really.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 4:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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