I had planned to have a lot to say during the week about the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, but all I have time to say right now is that this is the main reason I spent so much energy encouraging people to get out and vote. We can, though I don't think we will, oust the president in four years. This woman will leave her "empathetic" mark and her "Latina wisdom" (her words) on the shape of our nation for perhaps ten times longer.
Sound like your idea of an acceptable Supreme Court justice, one who could be on the bench during most of your children's lives?
"affect the facts that judges choose to see."
"I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage.""I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
God, help us.
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