For Immediate Release
Civil Rights Coalition Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Vote Recommending Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court
Statement of Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee to recommend confirmation of
Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is a significant milestone
in our country’s journey toward providing equal justice under the law.
Judge Sotomayor has distinguished herself in every step of her life
and legal career, including work as a prosecutor, a corporate litigator
and a federal district and appellate judge. Her testimony before the
Committee left no doubt about her qualifications for the court as she
demonstrated a keen intellectual ability, a first-rate professionalism,
and a degree of common sense that reflects the trail she has blazed as
a Latina and first-generation American. The lessons that Judge
Sotomayor has learned in her life will serve her and our country well
in the years ahead.
Judge Sotomayor will make an outstanding addition to the Supreme
Court and the Leadership Conference urges the full Senate to confirm
her without delay.”
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