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Obama's historic nominee for the Supreme Court   :)

You've probably already heard the news: President Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the coming days and weeks, we're going to be hearing a lot about Judge Sotomayor, both from her supporters and her critics. If you turn on your TV or open up a web browser, you'll see it's already started.

That's why I wanted to let you know what Planned Parenthood has said about Judge Sotomayor. We believe that this historic nomination sends a strong signal that President Obama understands the importance of ensuring that our Supreme Court justices respect precedent while protecting our civil liberties.

Judge Sotomayor has vast experience in nearly every aspect of the law, having served as a big-city prosecutor and a corporate litigator, a federal trial judge on the U.S. District Court, and an appellate judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

What our nation needs from our Supreme Court Justices is a deep understanding of the law and its impact on everyday Americans, and a commitment to the protection of our individual liberties. We look forward to Judge Sotomayor bringing these qualities to the Supreme Court.

There is no doubt that Judge Sotomayor's story is an inspiration to all. Her nomination as the first Hispanic woman justice reminds us that with hard work, dedication, and commitment all things are truly possible in America.

Please keep an eye out for future updates from Planned Parenthood on this historic nomination.


Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America


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