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CONFIRMATION HEARING IN THE SENATE FOR JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR FOR TAKE A PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
Sonia Sotomayor can be the first Hispanic to reach the Supreme Court of the United States, born of Puerto Rican parents in the Bronx (New York), 55, the June 25, 1954.
She is a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.Nominated by the president Barack Obama, the May 26,2009,to the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing the liberal jugde David Souter.
She studied in the University of Princeton in 1976 and received her title of J.D in the Yale Law School in 1979.
Yesterday, monday 13th july, started the first Confirmation Hearing in the Senate of the United States, the republicans goes against she for two part, one is her independence, the criticisms are based on whether the judge Sotomayor would be impartial or is reflected in its bias favoring minorities, because of a speech she made in 2001 where she said:” a latin judge would reach a bettea conclusion on their opinions by the wealth of experience that a white man who does not have it”. In the other hand, the other criticism republican senaters are making to Sonia Sotomayor, is a decision she takes in favour of the council of New Haven, cancel a test for awarding promotions to firefighters because no one for minorities candidate has approved it.
These two situation are the biggest objections that appear in the way of being judge of the U.S. Supreme Court.
She presented in the Senate with her family, mother, stepfather ( her father died when she was 9 years old), her brother and nephew.
She present as a judge that her judicial philosophy is ” fidelity to law “.
Today in the confirmation hearing will start the question of her law knowledge and also the speech against and in favour of her.
Some of the most important support Sonia Sotomayor have is the nomited of Barack Obama and also the democrat senator Patrick Leahy who is the president of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
I believe is a great advantage for hispanic people in the United States, the first judge in the U.S. Supreme Court with latin american descendt.
I hope the U.S. Senate will take care of her judge knowledge, her expedition and conscious to administer the law and not in other things, that it doesn’t matter.
It is a proud for all the hispanic to have this opportunity to achieve in the U.S. Supreme Court.
If you want lo see live the Confirmated Hearings in the Senate of Sonia Sotomayor
Brief biography of Sonia Sotomayor:
Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Incumbent
October 7, 1998
Nominated by Bill Clinton
Preceded by J. Daniel Mahoney
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
August 12, 1992 – October 7, 1998
Nominated by George H.W. Bush
Preceded by John M. Walker, Jr.
Succeeded by Victor Marrero
Born : June 25, 1954 (1954-06-25) (age 55)
The Bronx, New York
Nationality : American
Political party : Independent
Spouse : Kevin Edward Noonan (m. 1976, div. 1983)
Children : none
Residence : Greenwich Village, New York City
Alma mater : Princeton University (A.B.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)
Occupation : Prosecutor, lawyer, judge
Religion : Roman Catholic