Friday, 7 August 2009
President Obama's Statement On Confirmation of Judge Sotomayor
The following is the President's statement on video after the 68-31 vote affirming Judge Sotomayor's appointment to be the 111th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Judge Sotomayor is scheduled to be sworn in by Chief Justice Roberts this Saturday (9.Aug. 2009). She will become the first Hispanic justice of the court and only the third female justice. She is an affirmation to me that all is possible in the United States regardless of one's race, gender or station of birth. I can only imagine the source of pride she is to all people of Hispanic heritage and to all reasonable women regardless of their ideological disposition.