Next Monday, July 13th, the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings will begin for President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health will be viewing the hearings carefully to ensure that Judge Sotomayor and her legal perspectives address the critical issues that impact our lives.
Latinas need a Supreme Court Justice who will protect the rights that promote the dignity and well-being of our families and communities. We must be informed about the nomination process and be aware of how reproductive justice issues are affected. Please look at our primers, Judicial Nominations Awareness: Latinas for Justice and Briefing on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Nomination to the Supreme Court, for more information about how the judicial nominations, confirmation process, and the Supreme Court impact the reproductive health and rights of Latinas.
Please stay tuned for more information from NLIRH as the hearings unfold. Our primers will be available in Spanish very soon.