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Analysis Of Upcoming Sotomayor Debate—You’ll Have To Learn About Supreme Court On Your Own

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Below is analysis and a transcript of upcoming debate over the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.

“Blah Blah Blah.”

She’ll legislate from the bench. She’s an activist judge. She’s a liberal.

Blah Blah Blah.

Same stuff every time.

(Above–Robert Bork with Ronald ReaganMr. Bork was, thankfully, rejected for the court.)

President Obama has said he’s looking for a mix of real-life experience and knowledge of the law for the Supreme Court.

It’s seems that this is just what he’s found.   

I’m not saying you should not read about Judge Sotomayor. You should. Here’s a good story to get started.  

Here’s how Business Week magazine sees her record on business issues.

What I’m saying is  that instead of following the moronic debate that will end with Judge Sotomayor being confirmed, one could learn about the history of the court and gain some context beyond the same old junk.  

Here’s the Supreme Court web home.

Here’s a review of A People’s History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons.

Here’s a review of The U.S. Supreme Court–The Pursuit of Justice edited by Christopher Tomlins.

Here’s a link to learn about some important cases in Supreme Court history.

Here’s a list of all 110 Supreme Court Justices to date.

You won’t learn this stuff in school, on CNN or with a Twitter message. You’ll have to learn it on your own.

In many respects, the best sources remain books, a good daily newspaper and your own hard work.

(Below–The great Chief Justice Earl Warren.)

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May 26, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the links nice info links! Liberal, conservative, whatever label you want to wear knowledge is the key.

    Comment by ryanmitchellgames | May 26, 2009

  2. Great–Thanks for the kind comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 26, 2009

  3. I agree learning about the history of the court will do much more than listening to the empty rhetoric coming from the mouths of the talking heads featured endlessly on CNN. Maybe I am justifying all that time in college and grad school I spent studying history but what would be a more timely opportunity to get to know our country better and see how this and other nominations will impact our daily lives.

    Thanks for this great blog and this entry in particular.

    Comment by Kacy Wiggins | May 26, 2009


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