RNHA Statement on Judge Sotomayor’s Nomination to Supreme Court
Today, Raul Danny Vargas, the National Chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, made the following statement regarding the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States:
“On behalf of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly we wish to extend our congratulations to Judge Sonia Sotomayor on her historic nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States, making her the first Hispanic nominated to the court. We also applaud Judge Sotomayor’s many personal and professional accomplishments. Her compelling personal story of overcoming adversity to achieve success through hard work and education are to be celebrated.
“We look forward to a fair and thorough confirmation process; a courtesy some Democrats did not afford to some conservative Hispanic judicial nominees during the Bush administration, including Judge Miguel Estrada. She will face strict scrutiny from both Republicans and Democrats, as is appropriate. We will listen closely to her answers on questions regarding her experience, decisions, jurisprudence, judicial temperament and the role of the Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, we would hope that Judge Sotomayor will keep faith with the Constitution of the United States and impartially interpret the law and that she will avoid judicial activism. Considering the relatively rare opportunities to fill vacancies on the Court, all Americans should carefully observe this process as its implications on our daily lives will be far-reaching and long-lasting.”