Menendez Statement In Celebration Of Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Menendez Statement In Celebration Of Justice Sonia Sotomayor

First Latina Justice sworn in today

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), one of two Hispanic Senators who voted to confirm new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, released the following statement today upon her swearing in:

"I congratulate Justice Sotomayor on this remarkable achievement, which was made possible by the extensive record of accomplishment, fidelity to the law and intellect that she had compiled. Today, it is official that an eminently-qualified member of the Latino community has risen to the highest court in the land, which makes this is a day of pride, hope and affirmation for Latinos. As someone, who was born the same year as Justice Sotomayor and grew up in similar circumstance on different sides of the Hudson River, to me this is another breathtaking fulfillment of the promise of America. I fully believe Sonia Sotomayor will be one of the great and most respected Justices in our nation's history, and I look forward to witnessing her career on the bench."

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