08/06/09 - WCF Applauds Sonia Sotomayor’s Confirmation for the Next Woman Supreme Court Justice


WCF Applauds Sonia Sotomayor's Confirmation for the Next Woman Supreme Court Justice

August 6, 2009

WCF Applauds Sonia Sotomayor’s Confirmation for the Next Woman Supreme Court Justice

Washington, D.C. – Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, President/CEO of WCF, released this statement about Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court:

“This is a thrilling and historic day for women, the Supreme Court, and America. We are proud to see the day when a Latina will sit on our country’s highest court. Out of the 110 Supreme Court justices since the Court’s beginning, 108 have been male, and Sotomayor will be only the third woman to serve.”

“It is essential for the long-term health of our nation that women possess an equal voice in all branches of our government, and the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is an important step toward that goal.”

“Sonia Sotomayor will bring more legal experience to the Supreme Court than any justice has before her. She has been commended for her unique expertise and the ability to understand how law affects the daily lives of Americans. Throughout her confirmation hearings she has demonstrated her fair-minded approach and commitment to the law.”

"The fact that our current Court holds seven men and only one woman is unacceptable. WCF commends President Obama for choosing a skilled female justice who will begin to even out the gender disparity on the bench."

“We send our most sincere congratulations to Sonia Sotomayor. We know Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be glad to see her, as will the rest of America.”

Contact: Erin Cutraro, 202-393-8164


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