NALEO Commends Judiciary Committee Vote to Move Sotomayor Appointment Forward

NALEO calls for swift Senate confirmation of exceptionally qualified Supreme Court nominee

LOS ANGELES, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) commended today's U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee vote to move Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination forward for consideration by the full Senate. According to NALEO Executive Director Arturo Vargas, "During the Judiciary Committee hearings on her nomination, Judge Sotomayor demonstrated the profound respect for the rule of law which has marked her distinguished career. She will bring a wealth of talent to our highest Court, which will enrich the administration of justice throughout the nation."

Mr. Vargas concluded, "The U.S. Senate now has the opportunity to approve the appointment of an exceptionally accomplished jurist who has more experience in the federal judiciary than any other person nominated to the Supreme Court in a hundred years. We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm the historic nomination of Judge Sotomayor to ensure she is seated by the first Monday in October, when the Court publicly convenes."


The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials is the leadership organization of the nation's more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials.

    Contact: Rosalind Gold (213) 747-7606, ext. 4420

SOURCE National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)


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