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.


BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh Sue! Looks like we are both up late !! I totally agree...oh, I think this whole term is all about "history in the making" above all things. It cannot pass quick enough for me...we still have the majority in the Supreme Court though.

Oh..and the J&K thing...I could just go ON and ON!! LOL. I had to stop myself and edit a few times...I got a bit carried away!!


Donna said...

I agree. And it doesn't take "emphathy" to follow the law and the Constitution.

Vee said...

Equally unimpressed with everything I have read about this nominee. A judge is to be disinterested. She doesn't seem to have that ability.

Sue said...

Terrific post, Sue!

From what I am hearing, the conservatives are saving up their "fight" for the next time, since this lady is replacing a liberal judge. Repubs feel his next nominee is going to be a DOOZY and will make this one look like Martha Washington...or Sarah Palin????

Seriously, her "a Hispanic woman can be more fair than a white male" comment has me pretty upset...And since when is the Law supposed to be empathic?????? Criminy...