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Justice Sotomayor Doesn't Want Cameras In The Supreme Court Because Americans Won't Understand

This adminstration is having a hard time reaching its goal of being the "transparentest place on earth," what with its executive orders, state secrets and a whole lot of "as you were" in reference (deference?) to existing Bush-era policies. To make matters worse, Obama's appointees are proving themselves to be "team players" and blocking out much of the remaining sunlight.

Justice Sotomayor is pitching in with the "new transparency" (now available in black, charcoal and midnight slate!), reversing field on her previously stated opinions on cameras in the courtroom.
At her confirmation hearings in 2009, she said she was in favor of letting citizens see their government at work. “I have had positive experiences with cameras,” she said. “When I have been asked to join experiments of using cameras in the courtroom, I have participated. I have volunteered.”

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130219/19082322033/justic...



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..then something is wrong

..then something is wrong with the "law" if she feels Americans wouldn't understand it.

So lets do what they do to us

Lets make her the most hated politician to ever be in court. Ruin her name, only truth protects people from name destroying. It's very simple, ruin her reputation, make it unbearable for her to remain. I mean, "she sounds like she's hiding something to me, you would think a supreme justice would not have to hide with the law on her side."

For Christians that don't agree this should be done, lets not forget our orders

Ephesians 5:11
"Make no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them"

Reprove is another word for rebuke.

The sad truth is

that the gov media wouldn't cover it, so the sheeple wouldn't hear it, and even if they did, the gov beneficiaries wouldn't care.

what if...

the camera has committed a crime and is being tried there? Rogue drones? Something else the government could manufacture and then protect us from.

lol!

"new transparency" (now available in black, charcoal and midnight slate!"

Yeah. More like because Americans WILL understand.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

That was

my favorite line in the whole read. lol

She's already confirmed as a justice

So it's too late. We've been had. (not that any of us expected any differently from an Obama appointee).

Isn't that always the case

with most polyticians.

Free press and open trials, people know when they're cheated.

That the real problem. Influence peddling, bullying and deception are harder to hide from reporter's and cameras.

Free includes debt-free!

What do you expect

from someone who learned about the justice system from watching Perry Mason. She is a joke.

The Obama administration is proving to be the *least transparent

in recent history. What a bunch of hypocrites!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Not So

They ARE transparent! It is more obvious that they are trying to kill us, trying to ban our guns and all other rights, and that they think they are above and beyond any accountability, that they are out to destroy the US as a nation and that they work for the UN. Pretty transparent to me!

skippy

Yes, to those whose eyes are open

Alas and Alack, the majority seems to have its eyes glued to TeeVee, or glued shut.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15