A Proud Moment

Debra L. Ness

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.

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