Merkley Statement on Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Merkley Statement on Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined 67 of his colleagues in voting to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the newest justice on the United States Supreme Court.  After the vote, Merkley issued the following statement:

“As as our nation’s first Hispanic Justice, this is a historic confirmation.  Judge Sotomayor’s intelligence, experience on the bench and commitment to the Constitution make her a tremendous addition to the Supreme Court.   Her diverse background and set of life experiences give her valuable insight into the real world application of the law and complement her careful, well-reasoned judicial approach.  I’m very proud to have supported her confirmation.”