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ACORN members celebrate President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court


Statement from Maria Polanco, ACORN Vice-President:

"ACORN members across the country are inspired by President Obama’s historic nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the pending vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Sotomayor brings a wealth of not only judicial experience, but experience in the real world as well. As a longtime practitioner of the law as private litigator, public prosecutor, and judge, Sonia Sotomayor has a profound understanding of how the law affects real families in real situations.

“Judge Sotomayor’s incredible history of rising to the top of the legal profession from humble roots resonates deeply with ACORN members who work every day to open up opportunities for those in challenging circumstances. Coming from an immigrant family living in a public housing project in the Bronx, she called herself ”an ordinary woman who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences" She may be an ordinary woman in some ways, but she is an extraordinary choice to serve as the next Supreme Court Justice.

“As a Latina woman from the Bronx myself, I know today’s historic nomination will provide inspiration to millions of young girls and boys across the country, and provide renewed faith in a justice system that has often failed the poor and powerless. ACORN looks forward to a fair and even-handed confirmation process, and to welcoming Judge Sotomayor’s brilliant mind and critical perspective to the Supreme Court by its fall session.”


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