The justices who evaluated Ricci are not “raceless,” yet no one suggests their whiteness influences their views on racial inequality. Sotomayor, though, is branded a "racist" because she voted to uphold a lower court decision based on well-established legal theory.
The Supreme Court has reversed the Second Circuit ruling in Ricci vs. DeStefano, the case in which white firefighters have argued that they had been discriminated against when a promotional exam on which no African-American firefighters scored highly enough to be promoted was discarded.
Will the Senate Judiciary Committee ask Sotomayor about her position on Roe‘s role in protecting all the rights of pregnant women?
Charges that racism and sexism might influence Judge Sotomayor’s decision-making are a proxy for the far right’s concerns about her positions on choice, discrimination, and immigration rights.
Dr. Tiller’s abortion clinic permanently closes; Where do the anti-abortion activitists go now?; Sotomayor’s support of abortion rights
Scott Roeder threatens more anti-clinic violence; abortion providers gather at Tiller’s funeral; Washington Post profiles state-level abortion restrictions; Sotomayor submits questionnaire to Senate Judiciary Committee.
Former Nixon associate says: "Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s
menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate.
That would really be bad."
Obama, Sotomayor agree on “unenumerated rights;” British health department fights releasing details of late-term abortions publicly.
In her reader diary, Julie Hollar writes, The New York Times demonstrates how not to report on reproductive rights groups’ reaction to the Sotomayor nomination: by going to anti-choice activists to frame the story.
Where does Sotomayor stand on abortion rights?; Oklahoma bans sex-selective abortions.