by Marcia Greenberger, Co-President,
National Women’s Law Center
Yesterday, by a vote of 13 to 6, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. This outstanding nominee is one step closer to making Supreme Court history.
The final step is a vote by the full Senate, which is expected to occur sometime next week. The National Women’s Law Center strongly supports Judge Sotomayor and urges the Senate to swiftly confirm her.
The strong vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee today underscores Judge Sotomayor’s extraordinary qualifications.
As our report on Judge Sotomayor’s 17-year judicial record, legal experience and testimony before the Committee demonstrate, she is an impressive judge who is deeply respectful of legal precedent and anchors her decisions in the specific facts of the case.
If confirmed, Judge Sotomayor would be only the third woman, the third person of color, and the first Latina and woman of color to sit on the Supreme Court. Contact your Senators and tell them to vote to confirm Judge Sotomayor as the next Supreme Court Justice. Your actions make a difference.
As always, thank you for all you do to advance the rights of women and girls.