Double Standards And Sotomayor

So she belongs to an all-female networking club, the Belizean Grove, a counter-point to the all-male Bohemian Grove. Which exposes an inconvenient truth:

The American Bar Association's Canons of Judicial Ethics stipulates that judges "shall not" be members of any organization that unfairly discriminates based on gender.

In June 1990, Arlen Specter, then a Republican from Pennsylvania, and all but one of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee sponsored a resolution warning nominees that having belonged to such clubs could be enough to deny them confirmation. The resolution claimed that membership in such organizations "conflicts with the impartiality, and the appearance of impartiality" expected of judges and that it will be held against the nominee unless they "actively engaged" in efforts to get underrepresented groups into the organizations.


When will she resign her membership?

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

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