May 26, 2009
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NOMINATION OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR FOR U.S. SUPREME COURT
Judge Sotomayor Will Bring Vast, Diverse Experience to the Court
Calling her uniquely qualified to fill the seat being vacated by Justice David Souter, Leber said, “For more than three decades, Judge Sotomayor has devoted her life to the rule of law and the fair administration of justice. From her years as a fearless prosecutor in the Office of the Manhattan District Attorney, to her work as a corporate litigator at Pavia & Harcourt where she tackled complex international commercial cases, she will bring to the bench an unparalleled breadth of legal experience.”
Leber added, “Respected and admired by Democrats and Republicans alike, Judge Sotomayor’s tenure on the bench has been defined by hard work, scholarship, and fairness. We congratulate the President on an inspiring choice.”
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