FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2009
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SENDING NOMINATION OF JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR FORWARD TO THE FULL SENATE
"Judge Sotomayor's long record on the bench demonstrates her knowledge of the law, objectivity, fairness, and impartiality in interpreting the law. When I recommended her to President Obama in the Oval Office, I stressed to him that an array of legal experts whose opinions I hold in high regard spoke admiringly of her work as a judge. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I said that I hoped Senators would consider her confirmation based on her sharp and agile mind, her career as an independent jurist who does not fit squarely into an ideological box and her record of sound reasoning. I am thrilled that the Senate Judiciary Committee today affirmed her nomination. She will serve our highest court - and our nation - very well, and I urge the full Senate to follow suit."
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958