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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s staff
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Posted By: Garnet, 7/11/2023 12:33:37 PM

For colleges and libraries seeking a boldfaced name for a guest lecturer, few come bigger than Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court justice who rose from poverty in the Bronx to the nation’s highest court.She has benefited, too — from schools’ purchases of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of the books she has written over the years. Sotomayor’s staff has often prodded public institutions that have hosted the justice to buy her memoir or children’s books, works that have earned her at least $3.7 million since she joined the court in 2009. Details of those events, largely out of public view, were obtained by The Associated Press through more than 100 open records

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 7/11/2023 12:42:47 PM (No. 1510550)
Liberals sure know how to use their positions and appointment to fatten their wallets, don't they? Look at Obama-went from being a junior senator in Illinois, to POTUS, and now he owns several multi-million dollar waterfront properties-although he got his $$ from book deals and Netflix, whereas Biden sold us all out by peddling influence to the highest bidder via his crack addict son acting as his go-between.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mcscow sailor 7/11/2023 12:43:43 PM (No. 1510551)
Using tax paid staff to promote her private ventures?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Luandir 7/11/2023 12:49:33 PM (No. 1510557)
Sounds like an ethical violation to me. Where's the media outrage?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: edgar 7/11/2023 12:54:29 PM (No. 1510560)
How else can she sell books? Even the libs know she is an affirmative action wise Latina.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo 7/11/2023 12:56:57 PM (No. 1510562)
The only thing shocking about this is the AssPress published the story about the racist, sexist Court Jester.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56 7/11/2023 12:59:18 PM (No. 1510563)
Seems most Dem/liberal books need to be "force-sold" to do any good. Remember Fort Worthless-Jim Wright, the Sleezer of the House, who sold his book in bulk to unions and other political favor-seekers? Anyway, using one's government paid staff to hawk your books is such probably the first example they use in "ethics in government" class on what you shouldn't do.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: leonardo 7/11/2023 1:05:23 PM (No. 1510567)
Perhaps the “wise Latina” is wiser than she otherwise appears?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Namma 7/11/2023 1:07:38 PM (No. 1510570)
it's OK. no problem. She is on the court as a thank you from hussien because she did him a favor. Nothing will happen
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 7/11/2023 1:07:44 PM (No. 1510572)
Shake-down artress (sic), just like her brother (from another mother), Al give-me-yo-money Sharpton. The king of shakedowns.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: WWIIDaughter 7/11/2023 2:01:26 PM (No. 1510595)
Wi$e Latina, indeed.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird 7/11/2023 3:34:38 PM (No. 1510622)
Crafty, $ketchy, crooked. More wily than wise… It is interesting that this is being reported by AP. However, the bad news is that they’d like to dump her while Dem Biden is there to appoint an even more rabid lefty associate justice.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 7/11/2023 4:17:20 PM (No. 1510638)
Former Demonrat Speaker of the House was tossed out for the exact same thing. THIS is bribery.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: downnout 7/11/2023 5:54:25 PM (No. 1510686)
This is how members of the political classes become very wealthy while earning nice but not huge salaries.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 7/11/2023 7:15:42 PM (No. 1510730)
Soto may be street smart, but she is not wise.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 7/11/2023 10:00:24 PM (No. 1510790)
"...few come bigger than Sonia Sotomayor," Yes, we know she's overweight but that's legal. Making money elsewhere on government time is not,
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/12/2023 12:47:17 AM (No. 1510815)
Aren't they now about $1 or $1 at Walgreen's or Dollar General?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: mifla 7/12/2023 6:23:49 AM (No. 1510884)
Not (currently) illegal, but definitely unethical. Not that she has any ethics. Time to put some rules in place, Mr Chief Justice.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99 7/12/2023 9:24:48 AM (No. 1511019)
Sounds to me that AP is doing this little bit of pestering Sotomayor so that it gives them cover for going full bore on Clarence Thomas.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 7/12/2023 10:30:54 AM (No. 1511066)
Liberal trash!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 7/12/2023 11:24:16 AM (No. 1511112)
Justice Sotomayor, the crook, is just acting in her nature as she was the LEAKER of the DOBBS decision. Evil is as evil does.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Zigrid 7/12/2023 11:58:24 AM (No. 1511130)
Very disappointing to see this sell out of her status....perhaps she's the one justice Roberts is hiding that leaked the roe/wade decision....will WE ever know?'s like the cocaine in the White House mystery...they know...but...refuse to tell WE the people....
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Reply 22 - Posted by: lana720 7/12/2023 12:57:40 PM (No. 1511173)
Just another Swamp vulture! Drain that fetid mess.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: rochow 7/12/2023 1:41:28 PM (No. 1511222)
That dame can scarcely write a grammatically correct sentence, and that's how she enriches herself. She has to hand over the ill begotten gains and give them to charity.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 7/12/2023 5:53:15 PM (No. 1511426)
Yeah, but look on the bright side: "The Wise Latina" and her staff being busy scamming libraries out of money distracts them from their full-time job of destroying the Constitution. So we may be better off both legally and overall financially to let them keep up their little scam.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable 7/12/2023 6:29:55 PM (No. 1511441)
I had a Professor in College that made us buy his book even though it had NOTHING to do with the course. This, in the Radio business is called “payola..”
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