Sotomayor uses "undocumented immigrant" in Supreme Court opinion; never happened before

From this:

In an otherwise dry opinion, Justice Sotomayor did introduce one new and politically charged term into the Supreme Court lexicon.

Justice Sotomayor’s opinion in the case, Mohawk Industries v. Carpenter, No. 08-678, marked the first use of the term "undocumented immigrant," according to a legal database. The term "illegal immigrant" has appeared in a dozen decisions.

This is a relatively minor issue, but expect things to get worse and maybe even much worse. At this point in time, it's worth looking back at those who basically took a fall after she was nominated; that will be covered in a future post.

Note that while the case in question concerns illegal aliens, this was a procedural issue; see this and this.


Undocumented? They have scads of documents, mostly forged or stolen - they are just illegally in the US!

Mary our government, if you can call it a government? has been in bed with the drug dealers of mexico for and the third world rulers for 40 years in fact this nation will disappear in a sea of black and yellow and brown. that was siad 80 years ago and the guy who said it understood people! Americans are about to disappear the only way to save something is to understand what duty to each other really means but that will never happen. buy guns

I think the majority of Americans and invaders who pretend to be Americans are too stupid to "get it'