Sonia Sotomayor, a supreme court nominee, in her speech to the Senate Judiciary Committee speaks about the struggles of her childhood and how she has gotten to this point in her career. She explains her previous jobs such as being a trial judge for several years, and how that has improved her ability to implement the law. The purpose of Sotomayor’s speech is to persuade the Senate Judiciary Committee as well as the people of the United States to support her in becoming the next Supreme Court Justice. Sotomayor utilizes ethos, pathos, as well as an optimistic tone in order to convince the audience that she is the best candidate for the next supreme court justice.
Justice Antonin Scalia made no apologies for his legal philosophy of “originalism,” despite opposition from other justices and the public. Scalia believed that the United States Constitution should strictly be interpreted in terms of what the founding fathers had meant for it when the Constitution was written. Scalia’s critics contended that the Constitution is a “living document,” therefore, it should allow the courts to take into consideration evolving viewpoints of society.
Hello diary. I address you today with confusion and apprehension, with consternation and disappointment, disappointment in a country that I fear has let me down. I write to you asking for help, guidance, and strength. I write to you regarding the President’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas, hoping the words I write breed clarity and confidence in my future actions.
My Beloved World is a biography about a young girl who overcomes great adversities throughout her life and is now a sitting federal judge at the supreme court. Sonia Sotomayor had to work twice as hard for everything that she had, because she was convinced most of her life that she was not good enough. But her intellect, discipline, and determination are what makes her story so unique and relatable to most. In the book she talks a lot about her family, and how they play a big role on who she is as a judge. Therefore, this paper will be looking at the relevant contexts that makes her story so unique, it will also analyze her needs, wants, values, and her decision-making process, and lastly it will reflect on how those values have evolved as she grew older.
Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina nominated for the Supreme Court, gave a speech to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her work experience as a judge and her outlook on education. Sotomayor speaks about her experinces as a judge, along with the hard work she put into her education that earned her scholarships into two Ivy League schools. Sotomayor’s purpose is to seek the support from the Senate Judiciary Committee by giving an image to show she is eligible to be in the Supreme Court. Sotomayor supports her purpose with her background story about her education and her occupations as a judge. Sotomayor uses rhetorical appeals and a grateful tone to persuade the committee she is an applicable candidate to be in the Supreme Court.
On Sunday mornings, you wake up early and nothing is on television besides Judge Judy, Divorce Court, or Judge Mathis. The Judges are ruthless and do not seem to have sympathy for anyone. They often yell to boost the ratings of the show. This is merely just an exaggeration of how the court systems work. Judges don’t only have sympathy for the defendants that aren’t financially stable enough to pay for their lawsuit. They are also willing to come to agreements on how much the defendants are able and willing to pay the plaintiff. This is important for the reason people get nervous thinking about court and because from television that’s how we perceive court systems
The Pre-Revolutionary War and the Revolutionary War gave rise to many leaders and pioneers. It gave an edge to the quiet people. Soon, protest arises and men take action and arms, while women cheer on the rebels. Mercy Otis Warren was one of the women, but helped protest through the pen and paper. She helped in politics, which was more scarce back then, than now, and was a prototype for the female leaders of today. She was also a good comrade to many famous figures and founding fathers. She lived a life of action and was a well educated and faithful wife and an advisor to her husband and many friends and figures, all-in-one. This war and the Enlightenment turned citizens from ordinary to extraordinary.
As governor, he made major reforms to the judiciary system, the education system, and the criminal justice system. His final term ended in 1953 ended when he was appointed as the 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Eisenhower. The president believed that Warren would be a justice who knew how to take “a middle path.” He also chose Warren for his reputation, integrity, and honesty. However, Eisenhower later regretted his decision when he found his selected Chief Justice to be one of the most liberal of all time, upsetting the balance of conservative and liberal judges in the Supreme Court. While unfortunate for Eisenhower, Warren’s liberal positions proved fortunate for African Americans and minority groups, whose rights were being neglected by previous Chief
Several individuals from different ethnicities, races, and citizenships, compose a society. The United Sates allow us to have a close interaction with numerous individuals from diverse backgrounds. In my own case I have been able to interact with many incredible individuals from all over the world who come from extremely different backgrounds. I am a proud Mexican who cherishes respect towards diversity. Coming from a very suffered country I am able to understand not only what does it means to feel proud to be a Latino, but also I can feel acquainted with the pain and struggle that our community has to face every day.
My identity has always felt inextricably linked to what Miami is. A city that is teeming with immigrants, a city with dreams stacked and slopped atop each other, and a city that is living proof of the failed American dream. I say so because of my early observation that generation after generation of immigrants often seemed to stay trapped in dead end jobs; I saw this within my own family – within my grandmother, my aunts and uncles, and even my cousins. Here it was even within my own family tree the deep implicit message that there was no way out of our socioeconomic level. When I made it into an Ivy League college, it was a message that was slowly re-enforced by the fact that my demographic was the most represented in the custodial staff rather than within my own classmates. I often wondered why, and the answer slowly became obvious within my own experience. Throughout college, I was often distracted from my studies because of economic and personal pressures. I slowly came to realize that being able to focus on your goals is a privilege that is often not granted to individuals of a low socioeconomic level. The stakes were high for my academic and professional goals, but they were often seemingly made unattainable by personal pressures.
President Clinton is about to select his first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the next few months, Governor Schaefer will get an opportunity to fill key vacancies in Maryland 's two highest courts. It 's a good time to rethink the criteria for selecting judges.
Justice Hugo Black was a United States senator for 10 years and served one of the longest terms in Supreme Court history with thirty four years and one month in the court. As a senator, he was a strong supporter of President’s Roosevelt’s New Deal reformation, therefore leading to his nomination to the Supreme Court in 1937. Justice Black’s rise to the Supreme Court was met with outrage and controversy from the public and the media due to his previous affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan and consequently tainted his reputation nearly costing him his seat in the Supreme Court. However, he was also an advocate for rights of racial equality and a defender of the constitutional rights of the accused. His literal interpretation of the Constitution
Antonin Gregory Scalia who is one of the associate justice of United States. Supreme Court, dead on February 13 this year. Scalia was appointed as a justice by President Ronald Reagan from 1986 until his death in 2016. Before his death, the conservatives in the Supreme Court in the United States take up five seats and the liberals got four seats there, which means the conservatives take advantages in the Supreme Court of U.S. Now, many conservatives hope the vacancy should be appointed after the presidential election, while the liberals support that Obama appoints a new justice as soon as possible. It is obvious that both conservatives and liberals want to dominate the Supreme Court of United States.
I do think that Neil Gorsuch is qualified to take the position as the new supreme court justice. He is known to have an outstanding resume; He graduated from Harvard Law School and he studied under a lawyer named John Finnis. Neil knows what it is like to be a conservative on a liberal college campus. Gorsuch co-founded The MorningSide Review and The Federalist while he was in Columbia University in New York. Gorsuch and his two other co-founders believed that the campus had primarily liberal political views. He served as circuit judge of the United States court of appeals for the 10th circuit. Another amazing achievement that Neil accomplished was that he had written a book about the end-of-life debate called “The Future of Assisted Suicide and
Supreme court justices serve a large portion of their life working in the supreme court system and most of their opinions and rulings are based on their lifes experiences and how they were brought up, so in order to understand why they ruled something it is important to know who they are. And the supreme court justice that should be looked at is Antonin Scalia who has been on the supreme court since September 26th, 1986.