SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE HISTORIC CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

August 06, 2009

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court:

"Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the United States Supreme Court is a historic occasion for our nation. Today, we reach a great milestone by confirming the first Hispanic and third woman ever to the nation's highest court. She has earned this place in history because of her exemplary qualifications. Judge Sotomayor has an extensive record as a fair, independent judge. Her adherence to the Constitution, thoughtful deliberation and deep knowledge of the law prepare her well for this prestigious post, and her personal story of perseverance and determination should inspire all young people to work hard and dream big. "

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