The Dynamic of the Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor

(Blog Post) A cottage industry – literally an industry, given the sums of money raised and spent – now exists in which the far left and right either brutalize or lionize the President’s nominees. Because the absence of controversy means bankruptcy, it has to be invented by both sides, whatever the cost to the nominee personally and to the integrity of the judiciary nationally. Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - May. 26, 2009

Goldstein makes such a point of being enamored with the right wing judges on the court, and outlining primarily lines of attack upon Sotomayor without corresponding lines of defense, that I read it as solely a right wing opinion piece.

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Vincent Caminiti
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by Vincent Caminiti - May. 26, 2009

This was a delightful read that brimmed with sanity. Oddly and sadly, the article is about observing a dysfunctional body politique and how we have become a series of strategists operating in huddles in order to select a representative from a small group of Americans - to represent the Judicial word of the land as it pertains to the Constitution. This body is not without flaw as the article reveals, but more than flaw, Goldstein regards the Court as a large vessel that requires ballast in order to function. The article was most judicious and fair - however - I had one point of contention and that was about not completing the operational link between public opinion and how the confirming body - the Senate - deals with it ... More »

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - May. 26, 2009

In explaining what challenges Sotomayor may face in her nomination process, Goldstein provides some solid background on the nominee herself, as well as providing a non-partisan critique of the likely political response in Washington. I do wish he had listed some of the likely players in the 'cottage industry' of attack he describes.

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - May. 26, 2009

Noteworthy for its nonpartisanship, neutrality and responsibility in predicting the four major lines of attack Sotomayer's opponents will make leading up to her almost guaranteed confirmation. Very informative piece. A must read for this news item.

Even more important, Republicans cannot afford to find themselves in the position of implicitly opposing Judge Sotomayor. To Hispanics, the nomination would be an ... More »

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J Sinclaire
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by J Sinclaire - May. 27, 2009

A very good article. More information on the Supreme Courty and how it works, and good info on the likely attack on Sotomayor...

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Norman Rogers
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by Norman Rogers - May. 27, 2009

Advocacy from the left disguised as objective discussion.

The story of up from poverty doesn't seem to hold together. Her mother was a nurse - a good job. Any minority that can walk and chew gum at the same time is welcome at Princeton, so that proves nothing. Isn't it time to stop with the race politics.

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Susan Harper
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by Susan Harper - May. 26, 2009

The article adds a historical perspective on 'deal making' that is not overtly known by many individuals.

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