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NEW YORK - Legal Momentum, the nation's oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls, applauds President Barack Obama's choice of the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court seat vacancy resulting from Justice David Souter's retirement.
Irasema Garza, President of Legal Momentum, stated: "Sonia Sotomayor is a brilliant jurist with vast legal and judicial experience. Her three decade career in nearly every aspect of the law, as prosecutor, litigator, and judge has given her an extraordinary breadth of experience and insight into the law's impact on the lives of ordinary people and society. Her personal story of extraordinary success achieved through hard work, intellectual prowess, and the support of her close-knit family is uniquely American."
Legal Momentum, continued Garza, "is proud to join with the civil rights community in praising President Obama for presenting the country with an outstanding candidate for the Supreme Court who shares our deep respect for the Constitution. Legal Momentum urges the Senate to confirm her as soon as possible."