Sotomayor: Above Ethics

If this is true:

Federal judges are bound by a code that says they shouldn’t join any organization that discriminates by race, sex, religion or nationality.

via Sotomayor quits women’s club after GOP criticism.

Then Sotomayor’s membership (until Friday!) of the Belizean Grove Organization is extraordinarily disturbing. I knew Sotomayor was a racist and am not surprised that she is a bigot, but her shamelessness in flaunting her own code of ethics in actually carrying a sexist membership card is astounding.

The following should now happen.

1. President Obama should withdraw Sotomayor’s name from consideration

2. President Obama should encourage Sotomayor to resign from the Appeals Court. Failing this, he should encourage Congress to begin impreachment-and-conviction proceedings against her.

3. Informal investigations should be held to determine what federal laws Sotomayor violated in this case. For instance, did she break perjury laws at any time by stating that she was complying with her ethical obligations when she – in fact – did not?

Sotomayor is simply a racist, sexist judicial thug. Unlike Geithner, she does not deserve the death penalty.* Still, like Geithner, she should not hold any federal office of any sort. She cannot be trusted.

[* Article III Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution reads:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

This is operationalized by 18 US 2381:

whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Geithner is overseeing a tribal raid against the U.S. Treasury, different from pirate raids against U.S. ships only by target (Geithner’s attacks wealth on the homeland), scale (Geithner’s is much greater) and death toll (more Americans people have died as a result of the economic downturn than from pirate attacks).