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FDL Game Time: Which Judge Said This?

It’s time to play "Which Judge Said This?", the new board game from Firedoglake Productions. Simply guess which judge uttered the words and win fabulous prizes! And remember: if you want to play, you can’t watch the video first. AND NO GOOGLING!

1. "[W]hen a case comes before me involving, let’s say, someone who is an immigrant — and we get an awful lot of immigration cases and naturalization cases — I can’t help but think of my own ancestors, because it wasn’t that long ago when they were in that position. "

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Samuel Alito

2. "Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging."

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Samuel Alito

3. "I willingly accept that we who judge must not deny the differences resulting from experience and heritage but attempt . . . continuously to judge when those opinions, sympathies, and prejudices are appropriate."

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Samuel Alito

4. "[W]hen 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."

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Samuel Alito

5. "Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court, but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions. I think the important thing about my appointment is not that I will decide cases as a woman, but that I am a woman who will get to decide cases."

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Sandra Day O’Connor

6. "Each of us brings to our job, whatever it is, our lifetime of experience and our values."

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Sandra Day O’Connor

7. "All of the legal defense funds out there, they’re looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made."

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Antonin Scalia

8. "Not only do state-court judges possess the power to "make" common law, but they have the immense power to shape the States’ constitutions as well."

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Antonin Scalia

9. "We are nation that takes pride in our ethnic diversity, recognizing its importance in shaping our society and in adding richness to its existence. Yet, we simultaneously insist that we can and must function and live in a race and color-blind way that ignore these very differences that in other contexts we laud."

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Clarence Thomas

10. "Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law."

__ Sonia Sotomayor or __ Clarence Thomas


Okay, get out your red pens. Here are the answers:

1. Samuel Alito

2. Sonia Sotomayor

3. Sonia Sotomayor

4. Samuel Alito

5. Sandra Day O’Connor

6. Sandra Day O’Connor

7. Sonia Sotomayor

8. Antonin Scalia

9. Sonia Sotomayor

10. Clarence Thomas

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