Rep. Schakowsky Statement on Supreme Court Nomination

May 26, 2009
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:
May 26, 2009
Contact: Trevor Kincaid
(202) 226-6898
 

Rep. Schakowsky Statement on Supreme Court Nomination

 
Washington, DC (May 26, 2009) — Following President Barack Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, co-chair of the Congressional Women's Caucus, released the following statement:
 
"President Obama has selected a woman as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court who is well-respected in the legal community for her thoughtful opinions and adherence to the rule-of-law.  Justice Sonia Sotomayor represents a truly American story, ascending from humble beginnings to this nomination, breaking barriers and shattering boundaries along the way. I applaud the President for his selection and urge the Senate to act quickly and fairly on her confirmation....