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Sotomayor Advised Critics Of Judge Bork - Group Also Helped ACORN!
WashTimes ^ | Tom LoBianco

Posted on 09/17/2009 11:22:36 AM PDT by MindBender26

A legal advocacy group advised by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the 1980s actively opposed conservative Robert H. Bork's nomination to the high court calling him a "threat" to the "civil rights of the Latino community."

The Senate went on to reject President Reagan's nominee in 1987.

The revelation is included in 350 pages of documents the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund delivered to the senators late Tuesday evening.

Judge Sotomayor worked for PRLDEF in various capacities from 1980 until she became a federal judge in 1992, spending most of her time as a board member.

The documents, which the group's lawyers have said include relevant information about Judge Sotomayor's time there, also show the fund did legal work for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN. During the 2008 presidential election, ACORN came under fire after allegations of voter registration fraud.

Now called LatinoJustice PRLDEF, the group also has supported legalized abortion and called the death penalty racist in previously released documents.

Back in 1987, Judge Bork's nomination to the court was so beaten back by Democratic senators, including then-Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, that being rejected for confirmation to the high court came to be referred to as being "borked."

The depth of Judge Sotomayor's work with the PRLDEF remains largely unclear. The PRLDEF frequently joins in lawsuits and files amicus briefs in the Supreme Court.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bork; prldef; sotomayor

1 posted on 09/17/2009 11:22:37 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

Why did not information of this come out during the confirmation process?


2 posted on 09/17/2009 11:23:41 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: MindBender26
"...delivered to the senators late Tuesday evening."

I guess they had a hard time finding the right room during her confirmation hearings?

3 posted on 09/17/2009 11:25:05 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: SoldierDad

Rotten to the bottom like a tooth needing a root canal


4 posted on 09/17/2009 11:26:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Unashamed Sarah-Bot.)
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To: MindBender26; All

Just learned this was a July article, but with current info on ACORN, this becomes very important again.


5 posted on 09/17/2009 11:27:34 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Does "We All Weed Up" Indicate Obama Is Now Channeling Bob Marley?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Actually, that tooth needs a colonoscophy.
6 posted on 09/17/2009 11:29:06 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: MindBender26
Moot point

Isn't that correct terminology?

7 posted on 09/17/2009 11:29:49 AM PDT by sonofagun
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To: SoldierDad

Would it have mattered?


8 posted on 09/17/2009 11:30:11 AM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: SoldierDad

Same reason the birth certficate didn’t. Same reason the fringe media wouldn’t show the 9-12 March by millions on Washington...


9 posted on 09/17/2009 11:31:18 AM PDT by Freddd (Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
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To: Buck W.

Now there’s no way of knowing, is there?


10 posted on 09/17/2009 11:31:53 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: MindBender26

More Treason from this Filth.


11 posted on 09/17/2009 11:32:00 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: SoldierDad

Why did not information of this come out during the confirmation process?”

Because this is the administration of “Transparency”.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 11:32:01 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SoldierDad

Why did not information of this come out during the confirmation process?”

Because this is the administration of “Transparency”.


13 posted on 09/17/2009 11:32:42 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Freddd

My powder is dry - there’s a revolution a brewing in the good ole U.S. of A.


14 posted on 09/17/2009 11:32:50 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: ridesthemiles

So important that it needed to be said twice ;o)


15 posted on 09/17/2009 11:34:06 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: MindBender26

Can she be “recalled” ??????


16 posted on 09/17/2009 11:42:37 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: MindBender26

And since when does Puerto Rico get a say as to who we put on our supreme court??


17 posted on 09/17/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT by CTOCS (Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.)
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To: MindBender26

Has a Supreme Court Justice ever been impeached?


18 posted on 09/17/2009 11:49:26 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MindBender26

Doubt this would have changed the mind of Lindsey Graham (R-Guadalajara).


19 posted on 09/17/2009 11:49:42 AM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: SoldierDad

Is there any way confirmation can be cancelled?


20 posted on 09/17/2009 11:56:10 AM PDT by Paperdoll (Hunter in 2012!)
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To: MindBender26

Embarassing that we let this HISPANO-RACIST Sotomayor on the court...while she may have had a hand in the witch-hunt of Robert Bork.


21 posted on 09/17/2009 11:57:11 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (America is still great....no matter what Globalists, Communists, Anti-Birthers, Terrorists think)
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To: Buck W.

I don’t think it would have mattered if she had wanted to set up a brothel and staffed it with underage Guatemalan girls.


22 posted on 09/17/2009 11:59:06 AM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: MindBender26
Oh, look, a complete circle...

Sotomayor defends ACORN, Obama came from ACORN, ACORN and SEIU help get him elected, he appoints Sotomayor to the SC, and now...

ACORN has the President's ear and a seat at the Supreme Court.

Fantastic.

23 posted on 09/17/2009 12:01:42 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Paperdoll

If I’m not mistaken, the confirmation process was completed and Soto(everything for Latino’s)mayor is now a Supreme Court Justice. If that’s the case, then the only way to see her removed from the bench is . . . ???????? I don’t know if there’s anyway other than her retiring or dying (by natural causes of course - I’m not one to make any suggestions otherwise).


24 posted on 09/17/2009 12:02:56 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: SoldierDad
Why did not information of this come out during the confirmation process?

Indeed. A wise Latino woman... my racist ass.

25 posted on 09/17/2009 12:03:38 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: freekitty
No justice has ever been removed through this process, and only one justice of the Supreme Court has ever been impeached.

In 1805 Justice Samuel Chase was impeached in the House by his political enemies, but the Senate failed to convict when it became apparent that Chase’s opponents were after him not because he had committed any wrongdoing but because they disagreed with his decisions.

The possibility of impeachment may have been a factor in the resignation of Justice Abe Fortas, who left the Court in 1969 after allegations surfaced that he had accepted a questionable fee from a private foundation.

Some conservative groups rallied for the removal of Chief Justice Earl Warren in the 1960s, but their efforts failed.

Has a Supreme Court Justice ever been impeached?(Ask.Com)

26 posted on 09/17/2009 12:03:39 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I agree it is embarassing.


27 posted on 09/17/2009 12:04:31 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Altura Ct.

You actually meant, “her racist ass”.


28 posted on 09/17/2009 12:05:06 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: SoldierDad

I thought we were the racist? I get it confused :)


29 posted on 09/17/2009 12:09:12 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: MindBender26

A legal advocacy group advised by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor
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Puerto Rican average IQ is “84” , 16 points below average ... I’m just saying.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQ_and_the_Wealth_of_Nations


30 posted on 09/17/2009 12:32:26 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: MindBender26
Sotomayor’s appointment is a clear example of the power grab of King Obama.
31 posted on 09/17/2009 12:32:38 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: SoldierDad

LOL. We must keep our senses of humor. ;) Hmmmm.....


32 posted on 09/17/2009 12:34:36 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: MindBender26

Unfortunately, it’s too late - - that white-hating scumbag Sotomayor is on the court for life.


33 posted on 09/17/2009 12:34:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: teenyelliott
Sotomayor defends ACORN, Obama came from ACORN, ACORN and SEIU help get him elected, he appoints Sotomayor to the SC, and now... ACORN has the President's ear and a seat at the Supreme Court.

Just part of the communists takeover of America. All Hail King Obama!

34 posted on 09/17/2009 12:36:13 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Logical me
All Hail King Obama!

HA! I was just showing my kids the School House Rock videos of "No More King", about why we declared our independence, as well as "The Shot Heard Round the World", about the revolution against the British.

NO MORE KING!!!!!

35 posted on 09/17/2009 12:48:57 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Logical me
Seems to me it's a clear example of favors being repaid to ACORN and SEIU. And I am sure there are more to come from both Obama and Sotomayor.
36 posted on 09/17/2009 12:50:38 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott
HA! I was just showing my kids the School House Rock videos of "No More King", about why we declared our independence, as well as "The Shot Heard Round the World", about the revolution against the British.

I loved those breaks between cartoons -- still to this day, when I want to quote The Preamble for something, I sing to myself the melody, with her pauses and the way she ends with, "for-or the ... Yew-night-ted States uh-uh-of A-mer-i-ca!"

I like the one on how a bill becomes law, that poor, tired little guy on the Capitol steps. (Sorry, I know this is o/t, but these are good learning spots, your post brought it back to mind.)

37 posted on 09/17/2009 12:57:38 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Altura Ct.; SoldierDad

I am a racist and I’m proud…
I use to feel alone in a crowd,
but now you look around these days
and it seems theres a racist CRAZE!!!
Ohhh…. I’m a racist, he’s a racist, she’s a racist, we’re a racist,
wouldn’t you like to be a racist too?


38 posted on 09/17/2009 2:17:17 PM PDT by RogerWilko
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To: RogerWilko

Please sing this to the Dr. Pepper theme song from the 70s!


39 posted on 09/17/2009 2:25:50 PM PDT by RogerWilko
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To: Altura Ct.

THAT is exactly where the dimocRATS want us. Confused


40 posted on 09/17/2009 7:21:27 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: RogerWilko

LOL - what was that someone posted to me about keeping a sense of humor???


41 posted on 09/17/2009 7:24:21 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: MindBender26
The documents, which the group's lawyers have said include relevant information about Judge Sotomayor's time there, also show the fund did legal work for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN.

UNITED WAY gives YOUR MONEY TO ACORN...

42 posted on 09/20/2009 10:06:24 AM PDT by GOPJ (When I hear "New York Times"-fair or unfair-what I hear is "New York Times Whore House"...)
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