Merkley Statement on Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court


Klamath Falls, Oregon – President Barack Obama today announced
the nomination of 2nd Circuit Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the
Supreme Court.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following
statement on the nomination:

“President Obama has put forward a highly qualified nominee
with extensive judicial experience.  Judge Sotomayor’s three decade long
career in nearly every aspect of the law provides her with the type of strong
legal background needed to serve on the court.  She has garnered praise
for her thorough, well-reasoned opinions and her respect for the
Constitution.  I look forward to learning more about Judge Sotomayor as
the nomination process unfolds.”