National Partnership for Women & Families


Debra L. Ness, President

From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

A Proud Moment

August 6, 2009 | Judges and Supreme Court

I am thrilled that the Senate has confirmed the first Latina -- and the third woman -- to serve on the Supreme Court.

Sonia Sotomayor will be a superb Justice and an inspirational figure for generations to come.

She has a demonstrated commitment to equal justice and privacy rights, outstanding qualifications and vast and impressive judicial experience -- and she will bring welcome diversity to our nation's highest court.

I want to thank every Senator who voted to confirm Justice Sotomayor and President Obama for appointing her.

This is a proud moment for our nation.


  Please leave this field empty