[eDebate] top-down obama strategy on sotomayor
Fri May 29 14:19:42 CDT 2009
more top-down policy "discussion" from president phosphorus, the debate failure. sotomaryor -- another debate squashed by the administration.
WASHINGTON (CNN) ? National Democrats launched a national effort Friday to rally support for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who President Obama introduced this week as his nominee for the Supreme Court.Organizing for America, Obama's campaign organization which is now an arm of the Democratic National Committee, e-mailed its 13 million supporters a warning that "our opponents will try to play politics with Judge Sotomayor's nomination, and it's up to us to help get out the facts and show the public ? and key decision-makers ? how much support she really has."Mitch Stewart, the director of OFA and author of the e-mail, suggested supporters write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper or call their senators to express support for Sotomayor.OFA is offering supporters downloadable pictures of Sotomayor to be placed on social networking Web sites like Facebook, and posters to show support for Obama's nominee. It has also created a Web page titled "Stand With Sotomayor" to serve as the platform for this campaign.
there are problems with sotomayor that should concern independents and others with a social conscience which won't be addressed in the top-down policy packet because the republicans won't make the argument. SHE'S A CORPORATE HACK which fits the OBAMA MOLD:
I don?t know at this point whether Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a good choice for Supreme Court Justice or a bad one.
She certainly is a lousy judge for writers and other creative people, having ruled (and been overruled by an appellate court and then, when that reversal was upheld, by the US Supreme Court in a case called New York Times Inc. v. Tasini) that the Times and periodical publishers could reprint, without any additional compensation, any freelance works they contracted on the basis that they had a general copyright on each entire issue they publish.
And she appears to have rarely met an insurance company that she didn?t feel was more deserving of court succor than any insured person suing an insurer. In a report in thePhiladelphia Inquirer, reporter Joseph N. DiStefano quotes an insurance attorney named Randy Maniloff as saying that in cases involving insurance companies and insurance policyholders ?It?s insurers by a landslide.? Such a pro-corporate position would put her in league with the Roberts/Alito/Scalia/Thomas wing of the court, and would be consistant with her pro-corporate stance vis-?-vis writers and artists and copyright law. (In fairness, Sotomayor did rule against an insurance firm and in favor of a policyholder?s family in 2005.)
Sotomayor?s Corporate DefendantsMay 27, 2009 11:15 AMPlenty of column inches have already been devoted to President Obama?s pick for the Supreme Court, but the Wall Street Journalmanages to focus on an area of Judge Sonia Sotomayor?s record that has gotten scant coverage.Despite a record built on liberal issues from civil rights to employment law, Judge Sotomayor's record in more than 4,000 cases shows her occasional siding with corporate defendants or diverting from a standard liberal position, the paper reports."There is no reason for the business community to be concerned" about Judge Sotomayor, Lauren Rosenblum Goldman, a partner at Mayer Brown LLP who has represented businesses including Wachovia Corp. and Dow Chemical Co, tells The Journal.--Troy McMull
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