We are in eminent danger of confirming a Supreme Court justice who no speak so good da language:
But, under New York law, if you’re being threatened with eminent death or very serious injury, you can use force to repel that, and that would be legal. The question that would come up, and does come up before juries and judges, is how eminent is the threat. If the threat was in this room, “I’m going to come get you,” and you go home and get — or I go home. I don’t want to suggest I am, by the way. Please, I’m not — I don’t want anybody to misunderstand what I’m trying to say. (LAUGHTER)
In case you thought it was a transcription error, think again:
Yikes. She very much bad talker.
If I must suffer death, may it be an eminent death.
SOTOMAYOR: All questions of policy are within the providence of Congress first.
And here’s the transcript on “story of knowledge”:
Judges — and I — I’m not using my words. I’m using Justice Ginsberg’s words. You build up your story of knowledge as a person, as a judge, as a human being with everything you read.
(Thanks to Allahpundit at Hot Air, who is already denouncing himself as racist for having noticed this. Hey, Allahpundit? You’re sexist too. Deal with it.)
UPDATE: I guess she was just caught up in the vagrancies of the moment.