Friday, December 17, 2010

Another Wise Latina Takes Bench: Immediately Ensures All She's Not Racist, Sexist, or Heterophobic

Congratulations to the Honorable Monica Marquez, the first Latina and openly-gay Supreme Court Justice in Colorado.

From FoxNews:

"[S]he was quick to tell her colleagues that her allegiance is to the law, not any special interest group when she was sworn in Friday 'On the bench, of course, my allegiance is to the law, not to any particular constituency,' she said after she was sworn in by her father, retired Judge Jose D.L. Marquez, who was the first Latino appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals."

Remember how when Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn into the US Supreme Court and he made sure everyone knew that his allegiance was to the law and not to the special constituency of heterosexual white men?

Oh right, that didn't happen.

Straight white guys are naturally objective arbiters of justice and beholden to no "special interest group," certainly not the one they themselves belong to.

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