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Statement From Sen. Schneiderman On President Obama's Nomination Of Sonia Sotomayor To The Supreme Court

 

"It is an historic day for New York and the nation now that President Obama has nominated Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. A native of the South Bronx who has served as a federal judge, prosecutor and litigator, Judge Sotomayor is a brilliant, independent jurist who is uniquely qualified to serve on the highest court. Once she becomes the first Latina and only third woman to serve on the Court, Judge Sotomayor will bring a new, much-needed perspective to the bench. Soon the whole country will find out what we in New York already know – that Sonia Sotomayor is a fantastic judge whose integrity is unimpeachable and commitment to the rule of law is unwavering."

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"Hoy es un día histórico para Nueva York y la nación por el motivo de la nominación del Presidente Obama de la jueza Sonia Sotomayor a la Corte Suprema. Una nativa del sur del Bronx que ha servido como jueza federal, fiscal, y abogada. La jueza Sotomayor es brillante y una independiente jurista, quien es sumamente calificada para servir en la corte más alta del país. Después que se convierta en la primara persona de descendencia Latina y solo tercera mujer en servir en la Corte Suprema, la jueza Sotomayor traerá consigo una nueva y necesaria perspectiva a la corte. Muy pronto todo el país descubrirá lo que nosotros en Nueva York ya sabemos—que Sonia Sotomayor es una fantástica jueza cuya  integridad es irreprochable y su compromiso con la justa interpretación de la ley es intocable."