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.