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Where Did Kagan and Sotomayer Learn This Interruptive Behavior?

Home - by - March 3, 2013 - 11:27 America/New_York - 17 Comments

It’s not like leftist college students shut down speech they don’t agree with without a dialogue.

Sotomayor, Kagan Browbeat Scalia over Voting Rights Act Argument

Sotomayor, as a liberal Washington Post columnist noted, “allowed the lawyer for the Alabama county seeking to overturn the law to get just four sentences into his argument before interrupting him. ”

When Sotomayor would not relent, Justice Anthony Kennedy had to say, in remarks directed at her, “I would like to hear the answer to the question.”

When the lawyer started talking, Kagan then interrupted him. And in what was described as a “breach of decorum,” Kagan interrupted Scalia’s questioning to argue with Scalia directly on the bench.

Sotomayor would not let Justice Samuel Alito get a word in as well, and Chief Justice John Roberts had to says, “Justice Alito,” to signal that he had the floor.

And when the lawyer for Alabama was about to make his concluding arguments, Sotomayor allowed him four words–”Thank you, Chief Justice”–before aggressively interrupting him.

“Do you think that the right to vote is a racial entitlement in Section 5?,” Sotomayor asked.

Before he could explain, she interrupted by saying she had “asked a different question.”

“Do you think Section 5 was voted for because it was a racial entitlement?” Sotomayor asked.

And so it went, and the mainstream media that always describe Scalia as “acerbic” for his aggressive questioning did not judge Sotomayor and Kagan by the same standards. Instead, mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post said Sotomayor’s and Kagan’s performances proved they were “ready for battle.”

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  1. redwagyu

    March 3rd, 2013

    Well, is anyone really suprised by this? A couple of career affirmative action beneficiaries who can’t understand the concept of allowing the opposing side to present its argument; at the same time long hours of leftist debate training have left them with this tactic alone. I’m amazed they didn’t refer to the Alabama atty as “The Man”.

    Perhaps,also, they’re more than a little afraid of letting the other side have their real day in court….

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  2. joe6pak

    March 3rd, 2013

    It really says a lot about where this country is headed when you have these two, feeble minded, affirmative action appointees sitting on the highest court in the land. It seems like whenever I feel there is hope for us I get slapped in the face with reality.

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  3. Cynic

    March 3rd, 2013

    A couple of scrunts who have no business being on the court.

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  4. Piker

    March 3rd, 2013

    Lifetime appointment…fer the love of God, how do we remove these cancers on our judicial system?

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  5. Diann

    March 3rd, 2013

    Alinsky comes to court…

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  6. StrangernFiction

    March 3rd, 2013

    They are providing some justice.

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  7. Ty Coon

    March 3rd, 2013

    I don’t know about this here Mall Cop but that looks like Sheriff Buford T.Justice Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I’m in a god-damn hurry.

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  8. beachmom

    March 3rd, 2013

    Paul Blart was a good guy who was initially bullied. Maybe someone like Buford T. Justice?

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  9. Libra

    March 3rd, 2013

    Even worse, these two beauties will probably be joined at least by another one withn the next four years.

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  10. Clowns everywhere

    March 3rd, 2013

    “Instead, mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post said Sotomayor’s and Kagan’s performances proved they were “ready for battle.” ”

    Look forward to the US Supreme Court resembling those clips of colored girls fighting in a McDonald’s.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW5P6W2sYnA .

    DIVERSITY- ” I’m lovin’ it”

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  11. scr_north

    March 3rd, 2013

    We all just better pray for the health of the other Justices and for them to remain until after Obama leaves. Obama swindled his way into the WH, the Dems swindeled their way to controlling the Senate and the GOP in the Congress seems to be too busy fighting each other to unite under even basic conservative principles.

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  12. Tim

    March 3rd, 2013

    These two are bigger embarrassments than the twatwaffle who appointed them and the corrupt senators who approved them.

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  13. Stranded in Sonoma

    March 3rd, 2013

    This is why every appointment to any federal bench by a Republican is cause for outright war on the part of the progtards. The 17th amendment, though not known at the time, was a perfect setup for this. When US Senators were elected by popular vote, the largest metro areas in the state chose them. And cities are perfect breeding grounds for the ‘tards. Socialists flock to cities like moths to a light.

    Repeal the 17th amendment and force all statewide offices, from Governor to US Senator, to be chosen by counties. Otherwise, you will never have a US Senate that is representative of the states they are supposed to serve.

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  14. Carlos The Jackal

    March 3rd, 2013


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  15. bitterclinger

    March 3rd, 2013

    Piker — SCOTUS justices CAN be removed. It takes a vote of congress. David Barton covered that in one of his history lessons fairly recently.

    I hope Justice Roberts is happy that he’s siding with these two skanks.

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  16. grayjohn

    March 3rd, 2013

    Learned it in the stye growing up, fighting with the rest of the litter for tit space.

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  17. charlotte

    March 4th, 2013


    A rep from Jarrett office was in today. She gave us a finish line pep talk and then afterwards, heard her saying how Jarrett is very excited about a 2nd term agenda and a big part of that agenda is to punish everyone who opposed them during the first term and the campaign. Strange that everything was “Ms. Jarrett wants this, and Ms. Jarrett is looking forward to that”. You hardly heard Obama’s name mentioned by her which I guess reinforces what people are saying. Valerie Jarrett really is the power in the White House. I know that when her representative showed up it was like royalty was visiting. All the big dogs were lined up to meet her and acting real friendly and they gave us a heads up an hour before and told us we better “put on a good show” while she was here.

    The part that really stuck out to me was when I overheard the rep say that Jarrett told them, “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and WE HAVE TWO JUDGES READY TO GO.” She was talking directly to about three of them. Sr. staff. And she wasn’t trying to be quiet about it at all. And they were all listening and shaking their heads and smiling while she said it. Pretty creepy.

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