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Sotomayor, Social Media and Sabor

Submitted by on July 13, 2009 – 5:32 am3 Comments
Sonia Sotomayor, NY Daily News

Sonia Sotomayor, NY Daily News

Political watchers and Latinos of all persuasions will be glued the happenings in the Senate Judiciary Committee as Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today.

Sra. Sonia, aguantese.

Sotomayor, who would become the first Latin and the third woman on the Court, is expected to get mucho heat for her comment that a wise Latina judge would reach a different conclusion than a white and male judge.

Republican opponents have grabbed on to that statement and say she is a judge with an agenda, while supporters say her extensive record shows she honors the law and Constitution in her rulings.

According to CNN, support for Sotomayor has fallen below 50%, and women’s groups have been relatively quiet in their support of the New York judge of Puerto Rican descent. CNN also has produced a five-part series on the federal judge’s personal life. Here is today’s story. Also, many Latino media outlets will be live-streaming the hearings. 

Radio Bemba, a favorite Latin form of communication, mixed with the power of social media has huge potential — topple dictators, expose corruption, power the people. But, it appears it also holds the possibility of freaking out shady Latin American governments and causing mucho problema for Tweeting citizens.

Did you hear about the Guatemalan guy who got arrested in May for sending a Tweet that urged depositors to take money out of a bank involved in a political-murder scandal? This week, an appeals court found there was insufficient evidence to put Jean Anieu on trial.

Modern times. So fascinating.
More at the Miami Herald.

The Tiki Tiki is on Twitter too. Are you?

And finally, the Tiki Tiki this week is asking what’s on your dinner table. Que es de comer? The idea: Let’s inspire each other gastronomically. Check out the post and add your menu, whether it is one entree or a whole week’s worth. Menu Planning Latin Style!

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  • Juju says:

    I’m a Latina and I’m not a fan of Sotomayor.

  • Carrie says:

    Juju, we’ll be dedicating space this week in el diario to Latinos opposed to the Sotomayor too…

  • Juju, I know what you mean. I was insulted when it was assumed that I would support Hillary just because we are both women. Do people really think that I am incapable of studying the issues? Do they think I am that stupid and that uninvolved in the political process?

    I want someone who shares my views, regardless of sex, color, religion, whatever. I would vote for a purple polka-dotted tree-worshiping Martian if he/she/it shared my political views.

    In the case of a Supreme Court judge, I want someone who applies the law to everyone equally and no, I don’t know how being a Wise Latina makes you more qualified to apply and interpret the law than being any other color or ethnicity.

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