Today, in a vote of 68-31, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor as an Associate Justice to the Supreme Court.
Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is an historic, groundbreaking event that marks the start of a new day for justice in America. As the Court’s first Hispanic and only its third woman, Sotomayor will have a powerful effect much like that of Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Court and the law. As a highly accomplished, qualified, smart jurist with a rich personal story and varied professional experience, she has proven herself to be fair, reasonable, and committed to upholding the rule of law and core constitutional values.
Her confirmation is just the beginning of the significant change that President Obama can bring to our judicial system. Hundreds of federal judges and several more Supreme Court justices will be appointed during his administration. America needs judges who will uphold the Constitution’s promise of equal justice for all.
We look forward to the change that Justice Sotomayor will bring to America. Welcome to the Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor!