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Because NY is…


WHITE PLAINS — Bernard B. Kerik, a former New York police commissioner who rose to national prominence, was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to eight felony charges, including tax fraud and lying to White House officials.

Under the terms of a plea agreement reached in November on the eve of his trial, the prosecution and the defense recommended that Judge Stephen C. Robinson sentence Mr. Kerik to 27 to 33 months in prison. But the judge departed from the sentencing recommendations, giving Mr. Kerik a longer sentence.
Prosecutors had called for Judge Robinson to make an example out of Mr. Kerik, and to punish him for his “egotism and hubris.”

“I think it’s fair to say that with great power comes great responsibility and great consequences,” Judge Robinson said. “I think the damage caused by Mr. Kerik is in some ways immeasurable.”

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“The defendant’s egotism and hubris were the tragic flaws that led him to commit the considerable number of crimes to which he ultimately pleaded guilty,” the memo said. Mr. Kerik “became a wealthy man by shamelessly exploiting the most horrific civilian tragedy in this nation’s history.”

Because Sonia…

100% Judge Sonia Sotomayor

100% Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Sotomayor was born in el Bronx,

is of Puerto Rican descent,

was raised in a housing project, father was a factory worker who died when she was nine-years-old and was raised by her mother,

went to Princeton and Yale,

worked as an Assistant District Attorney in New York for a time before entering private practice in 1984,

nominated by Bill Clinton for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1997,

nominated by George W. Bush as a federal judge in 1991 – a position that made her the youngest judge in the Southern District of New York and the first Hispanic federal judge in the state

…and on May 26th, 2009 President Obama nominated kick ass super appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court , making her the first Hispanic in history to be elevated to the high court.


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