Figures. Sotomayor Made Same Racist Statement in 1994, Too

Here we thought Obama had appointed some level-headed sane candidate and instead we have a nominee who more resembles his former mentor.
What a shocker.

Greg Sargent reported:

A copy of the 1994 speech was included with the questionnaire she submitted for the 1998 confirmation. A Sotomayor supporter sent both to me.

Here’s what she said in the 1994 speech:

Justice O’Connor has often been cited as saying that “a wise old man and a wise old woman reach the same conclusion in dueling cases. I am not so sure Justice O’Connor is the author of that line since Professor Resnik attributes the line to Supreme Court Justice Coyle. I am not so sure that I agree with the statement. First, if Prof. Martha Minnow is correct, there can never be a universal definition of ‘wise.’ Second, I would hope that a wise woman with the richness of her experience would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion.

That’s virtually identical to the comments from 2001 that have generated days and days of controversy.

Great pick, Barack.

More… Sotomayor repeatedly referenced “wise woman” in her speeches.


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