Who among us is silly enough to believe that justices do not legislate from the Bench -- Judge Sotomayor is being castigated for being "candid".
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If a white man with Clarence Thomas's meager background of minor government bureaucrat had been put up for the Supreme Court, there would have been outrage. Except that he was Black.
Obama has the opportunity to bring nuance to politics by leading a reform of affirmative action, because there is no agreement on what it is, or even on what its purpose should be.
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