Letters to the Strib: Underrepresented?

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A letter to today's issue of the Star-Tribune addresses' President Obama's Supreme Court nomination.  They accepted a pro-letter and a con-letter... so this is not necessarily a complaint about the left-leaning Strib.  Just the letter in question.

I am thrilled to hear that President Obama nominated a Latina to the Supreme Court. Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States and yet have been unrepresented. If Sonia Sotomayor gets appointed, Latinos will finally a powerful voice in American politics!

I hope Sotomayor does as much for the Latino community as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall did for the black community.


Latinos will finally get a powerful voice?  In what way will this group of people get a powerful voice?

 Are Supreme Court justices supposed to interpret the law, or create it?

What's more, should a group of people get a deal simply because someone of a similar ethnic background gets a political position?  Cannot a white, straight, male Democrat represent a female woman of Puerto Rican heritage?

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Prodigal son returns
written by Sequel , May 29, 2009

Nice to see ya back BB

There have been other latinos in politics and government.
written by K-Rod , May 29, 2009

Miguel Estrada

SCOTUS does not need diveristy.
SCOTUS needs competent jurists, whether they are women or men, gay or straight, black or white or purple.

Good seeing ya posting Bada.

//My first Anti-Strib link was via Badda on the old Red Strib Talk boards//

Ed Salden
written by Ed Salden , May 29, 2009

You've been rehabilitated!

That's just great!

Shirley, you'll be an asset to the blog.

written by Thomas Couillard , May 29, 2009

Herbert Hoover nominated the first Latino to the Supremes, but I do not think it necessary for members of that group of to reflect the mix of the population.

They are not suppose to be representatives, but rather stalwarts of what is right and unchanging--the constitution. I do not Sotomayer to "DO" anything. I want her to decide whether something that has been done is appropriate to do.

The New/Improved Website
written by Hal , May 29, 2009

antistrib has found a format, style and color combination that soothes the soul. As for the content - you did it right, you're doing it right, so keep on doing it. I may not be able to contribute much to narrative or stories but this "new & improved" website is "tickey-poo."
Good Luck/Best Wishes from a fan!

written by Sequel , May 29, 2009

Dig it.
We gots fans!

written by Kermit , May 29, 2009

The first review is in. Don't you love critics?

Ah, yes-group identity and politics
written by Amendment X , May 30, 2009

"What can the SCOTUS appointment do for _____________ group?" What a tremendously frightful comment by Mr. Smith.Even more frightful is how many people would agree with him in some form.

A Non Y Mouse
written by A Non Y Mouse , May 30, 2009

test test


The Path
written by kow , May 30, 2009

This is a horrible precedent to be following. The SCOTUS shouldn't have be a sampling of all flavors. In that case, they are going to have to add the number of members.
Above all the SUPREME Court should striktly be about the law.
Everyone has their own experiences in life. Should that determine their interpretation?
The question is who and when is this behavier going to be broken.

Thanks, Ed
written by Badda , June 01, 2009

...but don't call me Shirley.

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