Assigned Reading: Supreme Court Overturns Sotomayor in Ricci Case
(FROM: The Washington Post)
This is very significant, yet the Post decides to devote only the final two sentences to the decision made by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor at the Appellate level, even going so far as to soften the harsh words by the other Court of Appeals judge, Jose Cabranes, as though they were a constructive critique by a mentor rather than a shot at a hastily crafted judicial decision advanced by a judge completely consumed by identity politics.
Still, she was overturned by the Court yet again, making her record at the Supreme Court nothing short of abysmal. This is the fifth time she has either been overturned or had her reasoning faulted in an upheld decision — out of six appellate decisions reviews. On three of the previous four occasions, she was overturned for misreading statutes . . . failing to properly interpret the law. Gosh, shouldn’t we want a Supreme Court Justice who has proven herself to not only know the law but also be able to put aside matters of race and national origin and income level to fairly adjudicate the controversy at hand?
Nevertheless, I think today’s 5-4 decision to overturn Sotomayor in Ricci is being received by the White House in only one way — this only strengthens their resolve to ensure that the makeup of the court is changed. This should have been 5-4 in the opposite direction, I’m sure they’ve thought. And that prospect scares the heck out of me.