Carmen M. Ortiz has dedicated much of her professional career to public service. Nominated by President Barack Obama, as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Ms. Ortiz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2009. She is the first Hispanic and the first woman to represent Massachusetts as United States Attorney
AWARDS, HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS: 2012 - Community Service Award, Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers; Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, New England School of Law and Adelphi University; Latina of the Year, El Mundo Newspaper; Bostonian of the Year, The Boston Globe; Pinnacle Award Honoree, Womens Network - Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. 2011- First One Award, ACCESS; Outstanding Contributions to the Community, Beth Israel Deaconess; Las Primeras Award for Exemplary Achievement, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys; 100 Most Influential People for the Hispanic Community of Massachusetts, El Planeta Newspaper. 2010 - Presidents Award, Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation; J. William Fulbright Distinguished Public Service Award, George Washington University Law School; Pioneering Women of Color Award, Massachusetts Womens Bar Association.
Swartz felt that since taxpayer money funded many of the articles in these journals, the taxpayers were entitled to read them without having to access them behind a firewall and/or pay a fee.
He was one of the foremost defenders of Internet freedom, and helped co-found several organizations dedicated to keeping government interference to a minimum.
He spearheaded efforts to fight bills which would have restricted that freedom or given the government more oversight over what you could see.
His death is a major blow to those who wanted to restrict government; and, as usual
the best coverage of this is in the British newspapers, not the American ones.
Swartz was the flaming lib, try reading next time.