Politics & Government

June 18, 2009

La Raza leader surprised to be drawn into Sotomayor debate

Andrea Bazan, a well-known Latina advocate, thought she could no longer be surprised. But the nomination Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has brought accusations that have blind-sided even her. Some conservatives say Sotomayor's membership in the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group — whose board Bazan has led for the past year — should disqualify her for the high court.

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