Justice Sonia Sotomayor called "emotional" & "illiterate" by racist jerks
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is getting lambasted by political conservatives after she harshly condemned a Court's controversial decision on affirmative action yesterday.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled to allow the state of Michigan's to uphold their ban of the use of affirmative action in college admissions and state employment. Sotomayor was so unhappy about the final decision that she broke standard protocol and read a long portion of her opposing response (which many have since called "scathing" and "blistering") from the bench.
The move apparently did not sit well with some of our nation's conservatives. So how did they respond? With intelligent debate and conversation, you say? Nope. Instead, they actually had the nerve to respond to Sotomayor's dissent by labeling her as "legally illiterate" and "emotional." Can you believe that?
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In her dissent, Sotomayor urged members of the judiciary to confront racial inequality, not to "sit back and wish [it] away."
Needless to say, lots of people--mainly older, white, male conservative racist jerks--weren't pleased and took to network news shows and various political publications to discount her opinion. One particularly bad example from the National Review read:
Her opinion is legally illiterate and logically indefensible, and the still-young career of this self-described "wise Latina" on the Supreme Court already offers a case study in the moral and legal corrosion that inevitably results from elevating ethnic-identity politics over the law
Oh no they didn't! How can they dare to call the woman whose groundbreaking work led her to become the first Latina Justice on the Supreme Court illiterate? And to discount her professional opinion as "emotional" and illogical, as if she's new to the game and simply doesn't know any better? Are you kidding me? It's like a bad joke--not to mention, an inaccurate one. I mean, they call Sotomayor's career "young." So I guess the decade she spent practicing private law and the two decades she spent as a federal judge were just for kicks? You might want to at least fact-check your insults, dude.
The bottom line is that regardless of how anyone feels about affirmative action or about Sotomayor's dissent, there are better and way more professional and mature ways of disagreeing with her. To resort to name-calling and blaming her "emotions" is juvenile and simply unacceptable.
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