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For Immediate Release
May 26, 2009

Contact: Eric Wagner (213) 747-7606, ext. 4427
Email: ewagner@naleo.org


NALEO Commends President Obama for
Historic Nomination of
Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court



LOS ANGELES —The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“NALEO applauds President Obama for nominating Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor is eminently qualified and her unparalleled background reflects the full diversity of U.S. society. Having served for nearly three decades at every level of the judiciary, Judge Sotomayor has more experience in the federal judiciary than any other person nominated to the United States Supreme Court in 100 years. Her extraordinary personal story as a Latina from the South Bronx serves as an inspiration for all Americans. Still, the NALEO Board of Directors has a process for reviewing judicial nominations and it will begin reviewing her qualifications and positions on the issues important to NALEO’s mission.”


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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.