Saturday, July 04, 2009

Sotomayor faces more charges of racism

New documents have come to light showing that Sonia Sotomayor not only supported racist discrimination against white firefighters in Connecticut, but that she also served on the board of a group that "represented Hispanic sanitation workers in New York City who wanted to stop white employees from getting promotions" (OneNewsNow).

Imagine a world in which purple people discriminated for hundreds of years against green people, until a green hero finally convinced the majority of purple people that discrimination on the basis of color was wrong.

The green people (with the help of some purple people) then began discriminating against purple people! The green people think that the years of discrimination against them justifies discrimination against purple people.

What the green people are really demonstrating, however, is that they are not really against discrimination per se. They are just against discrimination against them! The real issue, then, is not about discrimination, but about power (as those like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have illustrated over and over again).

But shouldn't hundreds of years of racial discrimination be redressed? Certainly, if there was an equitable way of doing it. But you cannot justly punish innocent people now, for the sins of their forefathers. This is just evil and to do so only invites future retribution by the innocent ones who are being unjustly punished. It perpetuates nothing but a cycle of hatred and violence. This is undoubtedly why 2 Chronicles 25:4 specifically says that people are not to be punished for the sins of their fathers (or forefathers).

The fact is that racism is racism, and racism is evil. Those who advocate discrimination against white males are every bit as racist as those in the KKK or other white supremacist organizations who advocate discrimination against African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Jews, etc. Racists have no business being on the Supreme Court.

1 comment:

scott huminski said...


Sotomayor flunks on getting the most basic principle of appellate law wrong – the Standard of Review.

In Huminski v. Haverkoch, 11/5/04, 03-7036 2d. Cir., Sotomayor reveals an ignorance of the law by failing to apply the correct standard of review to an important civil rights case. She found appellate review was for reversible error when the correct standard of review for such a case (summary judgment) is De Novo.

A simple google on, “standard of review for summary judgment de novo” supplies tens of authorities on the issue. I guess Sotomayor would rather be wrong than google on such a rudimentary issue. She also could have assigned her flock of law clerks to research the issue. Further, on a motion for rehearing specifically pointing out her error she did not act and correct it.

Here is the link to the Sotomayor summary order from this case in which she presided over.

See also,

Where the order states “For the Court”, it refers to Sotomayor and the 2 other judges on the case.

See a different case of mine, Huminski v. Corsones, No. 02-6201 (2d Cir. 10/07/2004) (“We review a district court's grant or denial of summary judgment de novo.”)

Empathy, not much empathy for this wrongly convicted and incarcerated citizen,
It appears she gave this imprisoned man the same bogus one page opinion that I got.

-- Scott Huminski
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