Via WND, an American Bar Association profile of US Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor from 2000  confirms that she was as of that year a member of the far-left National Council of La Raza, a racial power group that - while considered mainstream by the Beltway establishment - funds extremists and constantly goes out of their way to support illegal immigration. See the last link for our extensive coverage of that group going back to 2004.
Whether Sonya Sotomayer is still a member of that group is not known, but that alone should indicate that she has no problem with far-left groups that support illegal activity. It also helps put her "wise Latina" comments and the comments in this 1974 document in a much sharper context.
UPDATE: Let's just say I'm not exactly happy about the relatively small number of visitors to my National Council of La Raza summary. And, just as bad, it looks like once again some of the less intelligent bloggers who think they're opposing Obama are unwittingly helping him. For instance, see this, specifically the supposed flier at the end of the post that just says "la raza" at the bottom. The flier - one I've seen for several years - stands a very high probability of being a fake, and even if it isn't it has nothing to do with the NCLR.
Accusing the NCLR of doing something they had no role in helps them: it gives the MSM fodder for debunking articles in which they point out yet again that Obama's opponents are lying about him. If those opponents simply told the truth, their efforts would hurt Obama; instead, they spend their time helping him.
If anyone wants to actually oppose Obama and Sotomayor, please make sure that as many people as possible see my summary of the NCLR by sending out emails to your friends, posting it to your facebook page, and so on. You can also include this one. Just don't send links to sites like "Atlas Shrugged", since that only helps the NCLR.
Whatever links you want to send, send them to as many people as possible and urge them to send them to their friends. And, urge them to take action by contacting their Senators.
UPDATE 2: Another example of massive stupidity comes from the worse-than-worthless site Protein Wisdom's Dan Collins (proteinwisdom.com/?p=14981). He links to aztlan.net - a very small number of very extreme people - under the quote "Lots of the La Raza people are secessionists who believe in Aztlan". That's stupid because he gives a good, valuable link to people who shouldn't get it. And, he's confusing the NCLR with a much wider concept. And, while there are probably some or a good number of members of the NCLR who hold extremist views, that means nothing unless he can provide specific examples. While anything is possible, there's a miniscule chance that he could in fact be parodying how some people make it incredibly easy for the "debunkers" in the MSM to help Obama.
 From abanet.org/publiced/hispanic_s.html
In addition to her work on the bench, Judge Sotomayor is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law and a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage, and the National Council of La Raza. She has received many honors including, most recently, an award from the National Association of Women Lawyers.
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