Apparently Justice Sotomayor has an interesting interpretation of the law, particularly when it comes to herself.
Sotomayor ruled that Grand Cent. Partnership, Inc., had to pay minimum wage to its interns because, despite their intent “they did not structure a training program as that concept is understood in case law and regulatory interpretations but instead structured a program that required the plaintiffs to do work that had a direct economic benefit for the defendants. Therefore, the plaintiffs were employees, not trainees, and should have been paid minimum wages for their work.”
Fast forward to the present day offices of Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor. While all Supreme Court justices use interns, they give them valuable experience they can use in their careers as lawyers, including research and application of laws. That is not the case with Sotomayor. She doesn’t even require her interns to be law students or graduates. They do however have to have a valid driver’s license. That’s because of the work they are required to do.
Interns for Sotomayor act as butlers, maids, cooks and chauffeurs. No other Supreme Court Justice does this. Her ad on a Latin Facebook page lists duties as running errands away from the courthouse, fixing lunch and snacks, photocopy, answer the phones and other menial tasks. In return, all interns are responsible for their own living arrangements and transportation and receives no wages.
You can read the whole thing here.
I thought these individuals were supposed to be servants of the people and not the other way around.
I think it is time to remove a certain Supreme Court Justice for the good of the nation. I don’t think she has the moral fiber that we need for someone in her position.
Just a thought.