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Sotomayor Uses "Undocumented Immigrant" in Supreme Court Opinion; Never Happened Before
http://24ahead.com/sotomayor-uses-undocumented-immigrant-supreme-court-opinion- ^ | December 08th 2009

Posted on 12/09/2009 5:37:09 PM PST by Steelfish

Sotomayor Uses "Undocumented Immigrant" in Supreme Court Opinion; Never Happened Before

From this:

In an otherwise dry opinion, Justice Sotomayor did introduce one new and politically charged term into the Supreme Court lexicon.

Justice Sotomayor’s opinion in the case, Mohawk Industries v. Carpenter, No. 08-678, marked the first use of the term "undocumented immigrant," according to a legal database. The term "illegal immigrant" has appeared in a dozen decisions.

This is a relatively minor issue, but expect things to get worse and maybe even much worse. At this point in time, it's worth looking back at those who basically took a fall after she was nominated; that will be covered in a future post.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: amnesty; borderslanguage; culture; illegalaliens; sotomayor; sourcetitlenoturl; squattersupportsquad; thedeathoftruth; truthdies

1 posted on 12/09/2009 5:37:10 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
undocumented immigrant

It's "aspirational," like Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.

We are the children of concrete and steel
this is the place where the truth is concealed
everything is possible but nothing is real
~ Living Colour, Type

2 posted on 12/09/2009 5:41:37 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (free enterprise (the first word is a verb))
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To: Steelfish

undocumented= okay
illegal= iffy

Change the word, it’s the leftist style.


3 posted on 12/09/2009 5:42:28 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Steelfish

So, according to this logic, a bank robbery should be called “undocumented withdrawal”?


4 posted on 12/09/2009 5:43:29 PM PST by Behemoth the Cat
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To: Behemoth the Cat
So, according to this logic, a bank robbery should be called “undocumented withdrawal”?

A reverse bailout.

5 posted on 12/09/2009 5:45:08 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Steelfish
A thief is an undocumented house guest.

A drug dealer is an undocumented pharmacist.

Gussied it up and they don't sound so criminal...

6 posted on 12/09/2009 5:46:23 PM PST by GOPJ (American journalists = Baghdad-Bob-Lite - - - American GW scientists= Elmer-Gantry-Lite)
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To: Steelfish
A thief is an undocumented house guest.

A drug dealer is an undocumented pharmacist.

Gussied it up and they don't sound so criminal...

7 posted on 12/09/2009 5:46:41 PM PST by GOPJ (American journalists = Baghdad-Bob-Lite - - - American GW scientists= Elmer-Gantry-Lite)
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To: Steelfish

Was she speaking of Obummer?

“Undocumented immigrant”


8 posted on 12/09/2009 5:47:21 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: Behemoth the Cat

Stimulus package....


9 posted on 12/09/2009 5:47:34 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Steelfish
Why not just call them "unsworn citizens?"

-PJ

10 posted on 12/09/2009 5:48:49 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: GOPJ

I gotta hand it to these libtards, they sure are crafty with these descriptions;

abortion=pro-choice
health care reform=death panels/govt insurance
illegals= undocumented immigrants
progressives=mentally retarded


11 posted on 12/09/2009 5:49:00 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: Steelfish
Sotomayor is probably the worst judge to ever be confirmed to a Supreme Court position. She has been reversed far more often than even the average appellate judge. Her opinions have been described as illogical and confused and they often did not follow the law or precedent. Her decision on the New Haven firefighters(which was reversed) is typical of her poor judgment and unwillingness to follow any legal principles.
It does not surprise me that she is using new terminology and trying to politicize the legal process. It will only get worse.
12 posted on 12/09/2009 5:49:44 PM PST by detective
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To: max americana

Stand by...the Supremes are getting ready to “green light” immigration amnesty.


13 posted on 12/09/2009 5:50:58 PM PST by Mister Muggles (.)
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To: ncfool

Undocumented candidate


14 posted on 12/09/2009 5:51:50 PM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Behemoth the Cat
"So, according to this logic, a bank robbery should be called “undocumented withdrawal”?"

Rape = Undocumented Date ?

15 posted on 12/09/2009 5:52:07 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: Steelfish

Elections have consequences.

Thanks again to the “True Conservatives” who voted for obama.


16 posted on 12/09/2009 5:52:33 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: max americana

Don’t forget:

wealth = debt
jobs saved = jobs created


17 posted on 12/09/2009 5:52:42 PM PST by Mister Muggles (.)
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To: Steelfish

“How many legs does a dog have if you call its tail a leg?
Just four—calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
A. Lincoln


18 posted on 12/09/2009 5:57:03 PM PST by tumblindice (Drive a lieberal crazy: remind them that Martin L. King Jr. was a Republican)
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To: max americana

Let’s stop picking on the mentally retarded. Even they know better than to support progressives. Political “progressives” like Nancy Pelosi and Raúl Grijalva aren’t retarded at all; they’re very intelligent but extremely power-hungry and far too persuasive and desirous of devastation to the American people and culture.

Whenever any distinguished member of Congress introduces, cosponsors, votes for, or promotes any legislation, you usually safely can assume that the distinguished member of Congress does not do so from ignorance but because he or she deeply desires the logical result of the legislation in question on behalf of the American people, no matter how deleterious those effects.

Distinguished members of Congress (and they’re all distinguished) overwhelmingly promote their personal gain at the extreme expense of the American people, economy, and culture. They gain political power literally by compelling bureaucrats to extinguish the lives of Americans. And no death panels—the Congress will allow an individual bureaucrat to issue irrevocable orders leading to the death of an individual American (excluding current and former distinguished members of Congress and other politically connected individuals and their families) without convoking any panel or committee. This provision will save money, requiring the employment of fewer bureaucrats.

“Pro-choice” actually means an advocate of intentionally and maliciously murdering innocent babies without temporal punishment. Like “death by bureaucrats,” it’s another intrinsically disordered method of violating the right to life that certain distinguished members of Congress actually actively promote. Legality and even promotion doesn’t make it any less evil nor scandalous.

Progressives outside the Congress are often delusional, brainwashed, ill-informed, unthinking, or victims (recipients) of government handouts.

Oh yeah, “undocumented” persons are those separated from their birth certificates, immigration documents, drivers’ licenses, and other official documents. If I go for a walk and leave my identification at home, I’ve joined the “undocumented-American” community. “Undocumented immigrants” can be illegal aliens, legal immigrants, naturalized citizens, or of any other immigration status; the Court simply never received any documents or testimony to ascertain what the true status might be. Undocumented-Americans also might have suffered loss of papers through natural disaster, theft, and loss.


19 posted on 12/09/2009 8:22:03 PM PST by dufekin (Name the leader of our enemy: Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, terrorist dictator)
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To: GOPJ; Steelfish
So it's all OK. Obama is an undocumented President.

Cheers!

20 posted on 12/09/2009 9:02:25 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ncfool; GOPJ; Eaker
Was she speaking of Obummer?

“Undocumented immigrant”

Eaker, I'd like to ask you for a favor since you seem to be good with photoshop.

Can you get ahold of one of Obama's erstwhile "certificates of live birth" and photoshop it so it reads "University of East Anglia CRU" embossed or stamped on it?

Cheers!

21 posted on 12/09/2009 9:05:21 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
...get ahold of one of Obama's erstwhile "certificates of live birth" and photoshop it so it reads "University of East Anglia CRU" embossed or stamped on it?

Now THAT would be funny!

22 posted on 12/10/2009 9:04:19 AM PST by GOPJ (...Journalists are BaghdadBobLites .... Global Warming Scientists are ElmerGantry)
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To: Liz

“Undocumented Immigrant”

Sotomayor strikes again! Sonia...they are not any kind of immigrant! They are squatters, here illegally. As a legal ‘authority’ you should know the legal term is ‘ALIEN’.

Wise latino, my butt.


23 posted on 12/10/2009 9:09:31 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Steelfish

Ms. Sotomayor is dumb as a doorknob, as granny would say.


24 posted on 12/10/2009 9:10:59 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: AuntB; Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; raybbr

Obama put Sotomayor there to suckup to Mexico——to make sure reconquista goes smoothly.


25 posted on 12/10/2009 2:11:00 PM PST by Liz
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To: Steelfish

The wisdom of a Latina woman.


26 posted on 12/10/2009 2:12:59 PM PST by TADSLOS (Prayers to our Fort Hood Soldiers and Families)
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To: AuntB; Liz

I prefer “invaders” to illegal alien or undocumented alien. It’s what they are. They have crossed a border without permission. You don’t call vermin in your basement “undocumented pets” you call them invaders.


27 posted on 12/10/2009 3:02:59 PM PST by raybbr (If you try to kiss your son on the head while he's running you WILL get a fat lip.)
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To: raybbr

“I prefer “invaders” to illegal alien or undocumented alien. It’s what they are. They have crossed a border without permission. You don’t call vermin in your basement “undocumented pets” you call them invaders.”

Invaders AND squatters.

squat·ter (skwätr)

noun

3. a person who occupies illegally a vacant house, building, etc. (LIKE a COUNTRY!)


28 posted on 12/10/2009 3:12:47 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: AuntB
Squatters only begins to describe what is going on...

in·vade   (ĭn-vād')   
v.   in·vad·ed, in·vad·ing, in·vades

v.   tr.
  1. To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage.

  2. To encroach or intrude on; violate: "The principal of the trusts could not be invaded without trustee approval" (Barbara Goldsmith).

  3. To overrun as if by invading; infest: "About 1917 the shipworm invaded the harbor of San Francisco" (Rachel Carson).

  4. To enter and permeate, especially harmfully.

v.   intr.
To make an invasion: "The X-rays showed that the cancer, which had invaded deeply into the chest cavity, was retreating" (Zach Rosen).

[Middle English, from Old French invader, from Latin invādere : in-, in; see in-2 + vādere, to go.]
in·vad'er n.

29 posted on 12/10/2009 3:19:32 PM PST by raybbr (If you try to kiss your son on the head while he's running you WILL get a fat lip.)
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To: raybbr

“Squatters only begins to describe what is going on...”

Indeed. I like the border patrol’s version:

WHAT IS AN ARMY? (The invasion of the USA)

From The US Border Patrol
http://www.usborderpatrol.com/Border_Patrol901_10.htm
Immigrant Effects, Part 10 (all 10 parts are amazing!)

The United States of America spent over forty years defending itself against a terrible foe. That foe was the Soviet Union.

The United States built 70,000 nuclear weapons of 65 different types to protect ourselves from a Soviet army of two million men. That two million man army was composed of Christians (the govenment leaders were definately not Christian) who were responsible for fine art, fine music, the first man in space and rockets to the moon.

What makes up an army? An army is made of men between the age of 15 and 35.

What comes across our border by the millions each year? Men between the ages of 15 and 35.

Afghan drug lords are now teamed with Mexican drug cartels to flood our cities with heroin. In Mexico, this Muslim Connnection to the drug cartels has brought beheadings to the streets of border towns. Many Mexican cities are now surrounded by Mexican Army troops and tanks — all to quel the violence. The city of Tijuana had its entire 3,000 man police force disarmed and replaced with Mexican Federal Troops.

What we have below are two images. One is of an enemy we fought tooth and claw for seventy years nearly bankrupting our country. The other we today invite across our border with welfare, free medical care, and more. The centers of many American cities are now controlled by MS-13 and others of the most violent gangs in America’s entire history. These gangs want to kill police and federal agents to rise in reputation among their own kind. Our prisons are now filled with a violent criminal class never seen before anywhere on earth.

In all of the 70 years of the Soviet Union — including the years of the proxy war of Vietnam.— they killed fewer Americans in total than Mexican Illegal Aliens do inside this country in a single year.


30 posted on 12/10/2009 3:30:30 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: AuntB

Sotomayor is an unintelligent, affirmative action, racist pig.


31 posted on 12/14/2009 4:45:11 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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