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Ginsburg praises Sotomayor nomination: She will bring ‘a wealth of experience in law and in life.’

By Matt Corley on June 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm

"Ginsburg praises Sotomayor nomination: She will bring ‘a wealth of experience in law and in life.’"

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Speaking at the annual conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit on Friday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the court. “As much as I will miss Justice Souter’s company,” said Ginsburg, “I was cheered by the next banner headline,” which was Sotomayor’s nomination. Ginsburg added that she would be “glad” to no longer be the only woman on the court:

The nominee will bring to the Supreme Court, as she did to the district court and then the Court of Appeals, a wealth of experience in law and in life,” Ginsburg said. “And I am so glad no longer to be the lone woman on the court.” Implicitly assuming that Sotomayor will be confirmed, she added, “I look forward to a new colleague well-equipped to handle the challenges our work presents.”

(HT: Politco 44)

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