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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

Submitted by on August 7, 2009 – 6:46 amNo Comment

foto from leadership-conference-on-civil-rightsAll over the national and international news today — The confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the first Supreme Court Justice of Latin origin — Nyorican, to be exact.

USA Today had a round-up of reaction from Latinos in various cities:

“Aye,” whispered Agnes Rivera to Elyshia, her 3-year-old granddaughter, after each affirmative vote. When Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, a Republican and one of the Senate’s two Hispanic members, voted “Aye,” she called out, “You better.”

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