Monday, June 13, 2016
Ryan found it necessary to attack the 2016 GOP Presidential nominee for making a comment that wasn’t as incendiary as two democrats made, Obama and Judge Sotomayer.
Republican Speaker Paul Ryan attacked GOP nominee Donald Trump at a public Washington DC rally. Ryan referred to Trump’s attacks on La Raza Judge Gonzalo Curiel as “textbook racism.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor's comments on the role of race and ethnicity in how judges reach decisions. In speeches before she became a Supreme Court justice, Sotomayor said, "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." She also said, "Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences ... our gender and national origins may and will (emphasis added) make a difference in our judging."
Sotomayor made a flat-out assertion that whites, blacks, Hispanics and women not only may, but will, make rulings according their sex, race and ethnicity -- whatever that means. How is this any less bigoted than Trump calling out Curiel because he's "Mexican"?
According to the Daily Caller, “in 2015, immigration judge A. Ashley Tabaddor sued the United States Department of Justice after it forced her to recuse herself from all immigration cases involving Iranians.” The judge was Iranian descent and the Department of Justice became “concerned with the appearance of impropriety”.
The judge was first asked to recuse herself from any cases involving Iranian nationals and then the recommendation became an official order. According to NPR and the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, Dana Leigh Marks, immigration cases are assigned at random and occasionally the parties to the case will ask that a judge recuse him or herself if they suspect a conflict of interest or bias.
So it is common to ask that judges be asked to recuse themselves from cases and even the Obama Administration has requested this be done. It is nonsense that Donald Trump is accused of being a racist when he makes this request based on precedent. But if he is then Obama is too.
Posted by Barbara at 11:32 AM