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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
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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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