At last the third woman in the history of the United States and the Spanish first reached the Supreme Court of the United States.
Sonia Sotomayor from New York, see her confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Sonia Sotomayor, a lawyer born in the Bronx of Puerto Rican parents, was confirmed by a vote of 68-31 in favor of Sonia Sotomayor, FIRST HISPANIC IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Barack Obama, president of the United States, who had suggested to Sonia Sotomayor to the post left by David Souter, a liberal known to vote in favor of his confirmation, said: “With this historic vote, the Senate has stated that Judge Sotomayor has the intellect, temperament, track record, integrity and independence of thought to serve more efficiently in the high court. “
The Supreme Court, as embodied in Article III of the U.S. Constitution is the highest court in the country, to decide on fundamental issues of society.
Is composed of nine judges who hold their positions for life, although they may decide to withdraw.
As presidents, judges may be subject to political trials, which may lead to dismissal in case of treason, corruption and other crime, “although this has never happened.
This is a historic moment not only because very few women, only three have even been that high office in the Supreme Court of the United States, but also as the first Hispanic to achieve such a high honor.
Airs new been happening in the United States, with more diversified senior posts in the government of the country, just like what happens in civil society where different ethnic groups make up the society of Northern America.
First, a president with African descent, the president Barack Obama and now the first Hispanic to the Supreme Court of United States, the Hispanic and the Puerto Rican island (Puerto Rico) has been celebrated confirmation Sonia Sotomayor.
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