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07-14-2009, 03:09 PM
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), seeking to discredit Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s judicial philosophy, cited her 2001 “wise Latina” speech, and contrasted the view that ethnicity and sex influence judging with that of Judge Miriam Cedarbaum, who “believes that judges must transcend their personal sympathies and prejudices.”

“So I would just say to you, I believe in Judge Cedarbaum’s formulation,” Sessions told Sotomayor.

“My friend Judge Cedarbaum is here,” Sotomayor riposted, to Sessions’s apparent surprise. “We are good friends, and I believe that we both approach judging in the same way, which is looking at the facts of each individual case and applying the law to those facts.”

Cedarbaum agreed.

“I don’t believe for a minute that there are any differences in our approach to judging, and her personal predilections have no affect on her approach to judging,” she told Washington Wire. “We’d both like to see more women on the courts,” she added.


uncle ebeneezer
07-14-2009, 03:14 PM

07-14-2009, 04:12 PM

Indeed. And clay's subject line was so money.

07-14-2009, 11:48 PM
In case anyone doesn't get the reference, here's the scene in question.

— "I happen to have Mr. McLuhan right here" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFo5Ky8YE8c)