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  •  Denial is a kind of self-imposed blindness. (3+ / 0-)
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    Treg, fisheye, rockwilder

    It is an illusion to think that experience and bias can be disappeared - that one can just ignore them - but that is the nature of the judicial mentality, as Sessions himself stated by the example of a circuit court judge who told his clerks, "Watch me."

    This is the tragedy of linguistics. Sessions is obtuse, I wish she'd just quote Alito to him and ask him how his admission could have been appropriate.

    When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account. -Alito, 2006. Senate Judioary C'tee. Confirmation Hearings.

    They ignored us. Then they laughed at us. Then they fought us. Then - on July 2nd 2009 - we won! [ht: Mohandas K. Gandhi]

    by ezdidit on Tue Jul 14, 2009 at 07:22:37 AM PDT

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