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Press Release - Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Civil Rights Coalition Applauds Historic Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court
Statement of Leadership Conference on Civil Rights President Wade Henderson

For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Simpson, 202.466.2061, simpson@civilrights.org
May 26, 2009

"President Obama promised and has delivered in Judge Sonia Sotomayor a uniquely well-qualified Supreme Court nominee, someone with a sharp and independent mind, and a record of excellence and integrity.  

Besides her superb intellectual ability and a distinguished three-decade judicial career, she brings a quality of common sense understanding of how laws affect the realities of people's daily lives.

Judge Sotomayor is also the first Latino to be nominated to the high court.  She is a first generation American and grew up in the South Bronx – fulfilling another of President Obama's promises to add diversity of background to the Supreme Court." 

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