Monday, July 13, 2009

Is Sotomayor a "Deaf-Friendly" Judge?

Meant to write this blog posting for more than few months questioning whether the Federal Appellate Judge, Sonia Sotomayor being the deaf-friendly judge or not. Finally doing the blog posting on the questions of Sotomayor's intentions toward deaf people in general. The well-known fact about Sotomayor living in New York City most of her life.

Many of us, deaf people are much aware about New York City populace being pretty much leaned toward the oralist philosophy for years and years. More and more deaf people hardly get hired for gainful employment in NYC for more than a decade. Why???

Judge Sonia Sotomayor apparently have a mixed judicial records on disability issues and workplace accessibility and accommodation issues for disabled individuals brought up to
Sotomayor's judge bench.

Here are numerous reliable sources refer to Sotomayor's judicial decisions affecting deaf people in general. Look at several judicial cases -

Norville v. Staten Island University - the judicial case involved the workplace accessibility and accommodation which led to the unjustifiable firing of longtime employee on the issue of
accessibility and accommodation request(s) under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law.

Gant v. Wallington Board of Education

Willaim V. R.H. Donnelly Co.

Cruz v. Coach Strauss

EEOC v. J.B. Transportation, Inc.

What is the real Sonia Sotomayor's stance on the perspective of deaf people?

If the Audism Free America (AFA) or Deaf Bilingual Coalition (DBC) or National
Association of the Deaf bring the case to the U.S. Supreme Court like challenging the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s approval of cochlear implant surgery and device
or U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and other state regulatory agencies involved the trucking industry's illogical refusal of hiring deaf drivers.

Or the Deaf Bilingual Coalition (DBC) challenge the U.S. Department of Education for its failure of providing the federal-level leadership on inclusive educational methods on the issue of Auditory-Visual Therapy which often seen as very harmful incentives for educators and parents to undermine the deaf child's language acquisition and intellectual development potentials.

Did you know that the U.S. Supreme Court still refuse to provide the request for American Sign Language interpreter for the court building tour? It consider hirself to be above the American laws.

ASlize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)


  1. Way to go! Hope AFA will do more
    investigation! If negative, write
    to Congress to thumb down Sotomayor

  2. Hello there, I love reading your blogs! I learn that Sotomayor is appointed by Obama, I am not sure if that's constitutional procedure... She is a member of Raza group that works in affiliation with ACORN organization giving undocumented people a free citizenship.... I didn't vote for Obama because to me, Obama is O-one B-big A-America M-Mistake ! sorry if I may be too blunt but this is the truth... you did a great blogging, keep it coming! =D

  3. Hi Anonymous,

    Thanks for leaving the comment. :)

    We, Deaf America need to keep our eyes on
    government functions to protect the interests of
    deaf community at large.

    Thanks again for the comment.


  4. Michelle,

    Thanks very much for your compliment. That really
    makes my day!

    Really about Obama-Sotomayor connection within the ACORN organizational network?? No wonder!

    I did regretfully voted for Barack Obama out of desperation. I really want to vote for John McCain, but his VP choice left me anxious.

    You have the right to express your thoughts and feelings. :)

    I am a registered independent anyway.

    Thanks again for the comment. :)



  6. Smile =D

    I can understand when people wanted to vote for one lesser evil but IMHO, McCain and Obama are just the same perhaps worse than Bush. I studied their work history and voting records... I voted for someone else from independent party. I am not sure if you are familiar with CFR, because they have done a lot corruptions...
    By the way, I would like to offer you and everyone to check out Sotomayor s unethical records on Judicial Watch website, she was and will not be any Deaf-friendly. She had violated judicial codes...even she admitted that she's not smart. thats crazy! =0

    Judicial Watch - search results...

    Judicial Watch Statement on Obama’s Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the United States Supreme Court
    ... to the Supreme Court) are now enthusiastically supporting Sotomayor, whose record as a judge is far from impressive. The same ... was conducted on her possible biases.Her resignation from La Raza,if not already done,would be a minimum requirement to continue as a ...

    Press Release - gstasiewicz - 27 May 2009 - 4:15pm - 28 comments - 0 attachments

    Supreme Court Nominee Member Of Mexican La Raza Group
    ... nominee is a member of an influential extremist Mexican La Raza group that advocates open borders and driver’s licenses for illegal ...

    Blog entry - Judicial Watch Blog - 28 May 2009 - 10:32am - 6 comments - 0 attachments

    Top La Raza Figure Charged With Multiple Felonies
    A well known and politically connected La Raza activist who served as board chairman of a California public school ... linners fishwrappers ether (illegal immigration, La Raza) ...

    Blog entry - Judicial Watch Blog - 26 Jun 2009 - 11:38am - 2 comments - 0 attachments

    Obama Fires IG Who Exposed Supporter’s Fraud
    ... mob, radical Communist revolutionaries, illegal aliens and La Raza (Judge Sonia Sotomayor), terrorists imprisoned at Guantanamo, ...

    Blog entry - Judicial Watch Blog - 12 Jun 2009 - 3:38pm - 20 comments - 0 attachments

    I'm glad I did make your day becuz you do deserve this. You have done a great job researching!!!

    In Liberty,

  7. Why on earth would someone sue the FDA about cochlear implants? Do you have some secret information I don't about them? From what I have read and seen the risks are very low and the benefit is high. Is there some kind of secret side effect that I am not aware of?