Witness to History
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When Judge Sotomayor took the oath yesterday it was the culmination of a lifetime of hard work, dedication, and achievement in an already remarkable life and career. What is new is the hope and aspiration of Latinos across the country coming together in support of Judge Sotomayor's confirmation.
We have committed to ensuring that the Latino community across the country can engage in this historic proceeding. We are bringing to you the most complete resources on the facts and record of Judge Sotomayor and expert analysis on every facet of the proceedings.
Make sure to stay up to date with Judge Sotomayor by coming to the Sotomayor for Justice website often and telling your friends and family. You can also take part in the conversation by going to Action Center, Blog, or on Twitter and showing your support for Sotomayor.
Please note tomorrow's hearing begins at 9:30am EST. Questions in the first round of questions will be 30 minutes in length, and will begin with Chairman Leahy, followed by ranking member Sessions, and will then alternate between Democrats and Republicans.
Opening Statement of Judge Sonia Sotomayor
"In the past month, many Senators have asked me about my judicial philosophy. It is simple: fidelity to the law. The task of a judge is not to make the law – it is to apply the law." Read More >>
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Sotomayor for Justice Blog
Judging Judge Sotomayor by Jenny Rivera Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law.
"Her statements took the wind out of the republican sails. Judge Sotomayor without reservation stated her commitment to ruling based on the law. Without flinching and without a hint of doubt in her voice, she resoundingly stated how her life on the bench has been one committed to the impartial application of the rule of law. She knows that a judge’s role is to apply the law fairly—and that is exactly how she has been calling it in her cases ever since she was appointed to the federal bench." Read More >>
Quotes from Sotomayor U.S. Confirmation Hearing
"I compliment the president for nominating an Hispanic woman. I think it was wrong for America to wait until 1967 to have an African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall, on the court. We waited too long - until 1981 - to have the first woman justice, Sandra Day O'Connor. I think, as a diverse nation, diversity is very, very important."
"You bring excellent credentials, academically and professionally, with your service on the court."
Democratic Senator Arlen Specter
"Unless you have a complete meltdown you're going to get confirmed."
"I don't know how I'm going to vote, but my inclination is that elections matter. ... President Obama won the election and I will respect that."
Republican Senator Lindsay Graham
Latino Celebrities Producers PSA
In support of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's historic Supreme Court nomination, renowned artists including Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony award-winning playwright, "In the Heights"), Olga Merediz (acclaimed Broadway, Film & TV actress), Miriam Colon (founder, Puerto Rican Traveling Theater) and Sonia Manzano ("Maria from Sesame Street") invite all Latinos--a growing and vital demographic in the U.S.--to become a more engaged and informed citizenry. Watch the Commercial >>
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