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Justice Sotomayor to drop ball, not gavel,
on 2014 Times Square countdown

Reuters, by Elizabeth Dilts

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 12/29/2013 4:11:57 PM

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will take center stage among about 1 million revelers in New York´s Times Square to usher in 2014 by pressing the button to lower the iconic countdown ball, organizers said on Sunday. New York native Sotomayor will join pop star Lady Gaga, boxing great Muhammad Ali as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton among those who have had the honor of starting the ball drop, which organizers said will be watched by an estimated 1 billion people around the world. Sotomayor was chosen for her achievements and rise from humble beginnings in the Bronx to

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As if I needed an excuse to drink on New year´s eve.
This story makes me physically ill on several levels.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/29/2013 5:16:34 PM     (No. 9672020)

This is one coarse event that I purposely miss every year. How precious that Sotomayor gets to do the honors.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 12/29/2013 6:14:23 PM     (No. 9672073)

Getting to see the underbelly of NYC in all it´s debauchery.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 12/29/2013 6:15:21 PM     (No. 9672075)

There, and I thought Elena Kagan had the balls.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 12/29/2013 6:18:51 PM     (No. 9672080)

And I thought Carlos Danger had it this year.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: richwill, 12/29/2013 6:33:33 PM     (No. 9672093)

The woman should never been placed on the Supreme Coourt.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/29/2013 6:51:21 PM     (No. 9672105)

No sense of propriety, this describes most of our "leaders".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lancer12, 12/29/2013 7:13:25 PM     (No. 9672116)

First words by Sotomator (as always) "I had to live in the projects". First up per De Blasio "Affordable housing". (Torn-up neighborhoods; millions in taxes; crooked dealss; poor materials; sloppy construction; ACLU-ordained criminal tenants).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/29/2013 7:51:46 PM     (No. 9672141)

I thought they´d never find a real beauty to do this strenuous job.

Will she be riding one of the bike generators or will that just be preliminary exercise to get her ready to perform this momentous task.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/29/2013 9:18:53 PM     (No. 9672222)

Well, she dropped the ball with her decision on Obamacare, so she has had experience.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/29/2013 9:41:02 PM     (No. 9672235)

"Those who have had the honor of starting the ball drop"

Shouldn´t that read "Those that dropped the ball" ?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/30/2013 4:44:03 AM     (No. 9672356)

Too bad Times Square doesn´t drop Saddlebags instead of a ball.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 12/30/2013 6:45:23 AM     (No. 9672405)

Think about it.

"Sotomayer drops the ball."
Just think "Justice" and not "New Years" and you´re there.

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