Tag Archives: SCOTUS

GOP Senator Does Ricky Ricardo Impression To Sonia Sotomayor

SRSLY. Maybe Sen. Coburn thinks Lucy was married to a Puerto Rican?

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Sotomayor’s A Terrorist!

Oh, brother. Check out this ad from some nutjob outfit called “The Committee For Justice.” Think Progress responds: “The claim that Sotomayor led a terrorist organization apparently refers to her service on the board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, a mainstream civil rights organization. It seems that, in the right-wing mind, a group that protects Latinos ...

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Sotomayor: Roe Is Settled Law

The wingnuts are gonna go ballistic. Wheee!! UPDATE: “Jane Roe” herself was arrested at yesterday’s hearing. Norma McCorvey, 61, of Texas, better known as “Jane Roe,” began screaming that Sotomayor was “wrong” about abortion during the opening statement of the newest member of the Senate, Al Franken, D-Minn. McCorvey’s suit led to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. ...

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Sotomayor: Day Two

Things are just getting started. Today should be a lot more interesting. UPDATE: Hearing is concluded, live feed ended.

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It Was A Gay-Free Day For Sotomayor

Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats brought up LGBT rights or same-sex marriage during the first day of Sonia Sotomayor’s SCOTUS confirmation hearings. Good thing? Bad thing? The hearings continue tomorrow and Wednesday, so there’s plenty of time left. Below is Sotomayor’s statement at the conclusion of today’s session.

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Anti-Abortionist Disrupts Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing

UPDATE: And again, during Sen. Al Franken’s comments.

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Live: Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing

UPDATE: The hearing has concluded for today.

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SCOTUS Reverses Nominee Sonia Sotomayor On Affirmative Action

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a decision made by SCOTUS-nominee Sonia Sotomayor when she was an appeals judge, ruling that white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut had been discriminated against when they were passed over for promotions in favor of less qualified black firefighters. The case is expected to have broad impact on affirmative action cases nationwide. In the ...

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Praying For Failure: Fundie Anoints Sotomayor Hearing Room With Oil

On Monday leading evangelical Rev. Rob Schenck crept into the U.S. Senate’s darkened Hart Building to “anoint with oil” the door of the room where the SCOTUS confirmation hearing for Sonia Sotomayor is expected to take place, in order that Congress be struck by the holy spirit and refuse to confirm her. As I prayed, I touched the doors in ...

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The U.S. Supreme Court has just refused to hear a challenge to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to the Pentagon policy forbidding gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, granting an Obama administration request to maintain the Clinton-era “don’t ask, don’t tell” directive. The court said it will not hear ...

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Wingnuts Call SCOTUS Nominee Sonia Sotomayor “Racist” & “Dumb”

Right-wingers nationwide are calling SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor every name in the book.

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SCOTUS Nominee Sotomayor Speaks

SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor speaks about her roots and calls her mother her inspiration.

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Obama Taps Latina For SCOTUS

At 10am today President Obama will announce his nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor is a Bronx-born Puerto Rican. If confirmed by the Democratic-controlled Senate, Judge Sotomayor, 54, would replace Justice David H. Souter to become the second woman on the court and only the third female justice in the history of ...

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Jesus Nominated For Supreme Court

LOVE the bit about Rep. Michelle Bachman.

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No Gays On SCOTUS Shortlist

Five women made the SCOTUS shortlist, but none are out lesbians. Despite the hopes of LGBT activists, a leaked shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees does not contain the names of any out lesbians. The list, which MSNBC’s First Read published on Monday and attributed to a “couple of sources in the know,” contains the following six names: Judge Diane ...

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GOP Senator Says He Could Support An Openly Gay SCOTUS Nominee

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) could see himself supporting a SCOTUS nominee with “homosexual tendencies” (whatever that means) provided the candidate is properly qualified and doesn’t bring any personal, religious, or moral agenda to the job. Uh, wow? Peter LaBarbera loses what’s left of his tiny bovine spongiform-addled mind: Welcome to the new “Sexual Diversity” landscape created by decades of homosexual ...

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Where Is Our “Fierce Advocate”?

Today the New York Times wonders when our president, who promised to be a “fierce advocate” for LGBT causes, is going to step up to the plate. President Obama was noticeably silent last month when the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. But now Mr. Obama — who has said he opposes same-sex marriage as a ...

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Openly Gay Justice For SCOTUS?

The Victory Fund’s Chuck Wolfe talks to MSNBC’s David Shuster about the possibility of President Obama appointing a gay or lesbian person to replace SCOTUS Judge David Souter.

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The Eternal Nipple

Did you know that CBS fought their fine over Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction all the way to the Supreme Court? Today SCOTUS ordered a lower court to consider reinstating the $550K fine imposed by the FCC for that 9/16ths of one second of nipplisticated naughtiness. Bill Johnson of the American Decency Association is pleased: “It is encouraging to see the ...

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SCOTUS Judge David Souter To Retire

Sources close to Supreme Court Justice David Souter have revealed that he will retire at the entire of the Court’s current term. The sources say that he will remain in office until President Obama selects his replacement. Factors in his decision no doubt include the election of President Obama, who would be more likely to appoint a successor attuned to ...

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