Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The New Haven 20 Get Some Justice

New Haven 20, photo source: NY Post

By Tony Vega

No Justice, No Peace!

The New Haven 20 is a group of mainly white firefighters that were discriminated against because they had the audacity to hope. Their hope was not based in false promise but in merit, you see in 2003 they studied hard, made sacrifices and took a promotional exam and passed. The problem was that their black colleagues did not score high enough to be promoted and the test was thrown out.

The brave firefighters challenged the city of New Haven claiming discrimination. Barack Obama's nominee to the highest court in the land Sonya Sotomayor sided with New Haven's discriminatory action. On Monday, June 29, the Supreme Court overturned Sotomayor's ruling. The SCOTUS decision affirmed that civil rights law could also protect whites from such discrimination.

"Race-based action like the city's [New Haven, Conn.] in this case is impermissible."- Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Sotomayor and the three judge panel of the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals opined that the white firefighters do not have equal protection under Title V11 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they did claim sympathy for the firefighters namely one man with dyslexia that overcame serious challenges to pass the exam. Sotomayers' sympathy and $2.25 would get me a ride on a NYC bus.

That decision spurred a dissenting response by judge Jose Cabranes, ironically a Sotomayor mentor; "The opinion [Sotomayer's and the three judge panel ]contains no reference whatsoever to the constitutional claims at the core of this case, and a casual reader of the opinion could be excused for wondering whether a learning disability played at least as much a role in this case as the alleged racial discrimination, This perfunctory disposition rests uneasily with the weighty issues presented by this appeal."

The SCOTUS did take on the weighty issues and overturned Sotomayor's ruling.
While on a Judge’s panel in the early 1990‘s, Sotomayor boasted to be "the perfect affirmative action baby" and admitted that “my test scores were not comparable to my colleagues at Princeton and Yale.

Her more famous viewpoint derived from a 2001 speech, which garnered quick attention, and an even quicker excusal from the left. The following are excerpts of that speech:

Sonya Sotomayor declared that the ethnicity and sex of a judge “may and will make a difference in our judging.” This ran counter to both Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor who opined that a wise old man and a wise old woman would reach the same conclusion when deciding cases.

Sotomayor continues, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.

In 2005, while addressing student law clerks Sotomayor had this to say, "court of appeals is where policy is made.” She then immediately adds, “And I know — I know this is on tape, and I should never say that because we don’t make law. I know. O.K. I know. I’m not promoting it. I’m not advocating it. I’m — you know.

Perhaps, these facts about Sotomayor will make it more clear to the nation as to why she is so attractive to Barack Obama. Clearly, Sotomayor wears the cloak of a judicial activist. Isn't that what the people want on the SCOTUS? No? Then why vote for a man who has the power to make those appointments and demonstrated his entire life not for equal justice but socially engineered justice, be it economical or appointment.

Is Sonya Sotomayor a racist or a race hack? Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of man...or woman. But I can tell you this her track record at the minimum exposes a race activist more along the lines of Al Sharpton than Martin Luther King. Again, that's what the sheep...ahem...the people asked for.

While on the subject of fairness, yes racial equality for all usually musters up fairness in my warped mind, a quick look at the man voted as POTUS will also reveal the prevailing double standard in this nation. A white man would not be able to distance himself from the R label if he spent his adult life in a religious front like TUCC, wallowed in racist hate like pig on stink, and allowed the grand wizard of hate to baptize his children.

Barack Obama has always gravitated toward the fringe elements of society not in an effort to embrace Freedom and democracy, just the opposite, to embrace ideals from Frank the Communist, Ayers the terrorist/anarchist and Wright the racist. There is something about Sonya Sotomayer that Barack Obama likes.

Who would have thought that in America such a man with such indoctrination would rise to such power? That is supposed to be the story of a radical nation, well may be it is.

A major SCOTUS ruling has reversed persistent, unjust, unfair, and unacceptable racism. The racists have been called out by the Supreme Court jurists. Reverse racism is racism, period.” - Andrew Benjamin, great American

I hope the New Haven 20 relish this decision, justice like this may not last while the radicals are in control.


1. nytimes.com
2. politifact.com
3. cnn.com
4. nypost.com


VOR said...

Sotomayor will probably be the next SCOTUS jusrist...one racist appointed by another.

Anonymous said...

Her summation was rejected 9-0 by SCOTUS.

This woman does not understand law or morals. Her rulings are so wrong that even liberal jurists rejected her cases. She's a typical ultra leftie...insolent, tempermental, useless.

PR said...

I cannot tell you how long I have been following this about 3 years I think . not only did they get some REAL justice , but the fact that a possible fellow US sup court appointee caused this mess( along with Newport of course!! go to any USSC web page and read the opinion of the court .

Anonymous said...

Love it: "No Justice; No Peace!"

Justice Lives Not said...

Oh, HELL, yeah! Maybe, JUST MAYBE, the pendulum has gone as far left as it is going to go, bro!

Maybe it'll knock Sotomayor out cold on the way back to the center!

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