Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Is Justice Blind?
From everything I ever learned I was under the impression that those in the position to judge should be blind to things such as race, sex, religion, income or one's "class." From what I have read about our president's nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, this does not seem to be the case. Here is one story reported by the NY Times.. I find it amazing that it is ok for certain segments of our population to use race and gender in such ways yet if it was the dreaded white male saying these same things about his race and gender he would be in big trouble! I believe that lady liberty wears a blindfold for a reason and bias plays no role in our courts.
I don't know about you, but I find this very scary. Earlier I had posted about my fears concerning the election of this president. His changes to our Supreme Court was a concern that I mentioned. It will have ramifications for years to come. Unfortunately I am afraid that those who have the ability to question this nomination have lost their spine.
Posted by Sue at 4:08 AM