Sotomayor Quits Women's Club

Now this is just a shame: Injured Supreme Court nominee announced her resignation as a member of an elite all-women’s club after GOP senators questioned her participation. Sotomayor wrote that the Belizean Grove “does not practice invidious discrimination and my membership did not violate the Judicial Code of Ethics,” but that she “did not want questions about this to distract anyone from my qualifications and record.” Judges are not allowed to join an organization that discriminates by race, sex, religion, or nationality. The group’s founder was disappointed about the resignation, blaming it on “partisan politics. It is a very sad that she has had to do this.”