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Identity Politics is not just Black and White

Identity Politics is a difficult issue, because (if you’ll pardon the pun) it is not just black and white. The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has raised issues of identity politics and discrimination, which one would hope would lead to a public discussion of these issues (the same way that Jeremiah Wright’s incendiary […]


Sessions Slips

Just after meeting one-on-one with nominee Sonia Sotomayor, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, announced that he would like to delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings until September. Some have theorized that conservatives want the delay because the recent murder of abortion doctor George Tiller will make it difficult for them […]


Is Sotomayor an “Activist Judge”?

One of the complaints that conservatives like to throw at judges they don’t like is that they are “activist judges” who “legislate from the bench”. They seem to use it as an all-purpose insult, even when it doesn’t apply. An excellent example of this is Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor. When conservatives […]