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Now we know what community organizers do…
They train ACORN workers and represented them in court, too.
It’s been a year and a half since Barack Obama announced his intention to run for president of the United States after serving 143 days in the US Senate.
Finally the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Barack Obama’s less than spectacular work experiences after law school.
Today we find out that not only did Obama train ACORN workers in his past, but he represented the scandal-plagued socialist organization in court:
In 1995, former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar refused to implement the federal “Motor Voter” law, which Republicans argued could invite fraud and which some Republicans feared could swell the ranks of Democratic voters.
The law mandated people be allowed to register to vote in government offices such as driver’s license renewal centers.
Obama sued on behalf of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The League of Women Voters and other public-interest groups joined in.
“He and his client were the ones who filed the original case — they blazed the trail,” said Paul Mollica, who represented the League.
Transcripts show that at court hearings, Obama identified himself, then let Mollica begin speaking. Maria Valdez of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund sometimes spoke.
Obama represented Calvin Roberson in a 1994 lawsuit against Citibank, charging the bank systematically denied mortgages to African-American applicants and others from minority neighborhoods.
“I don’t recall him ever standing up and giving an impassioned speech — it was a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff,” said Fay Clayton, the lead lawyer on the case.
Don’t expect any of this to come up during the debate tonight.
More… Juandos links to Sweetness & Light‘s post on ACORN’s affordable home loan program.