Herrera praises President's choice of Sotomayor for U.S. Supreme Court
President Obama makes 'a first-rate choice that honors the legal profession and affirms the Latino community's place in America'
SAN FRANCISCO (May 26, 2009) -- City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who in 2001 became the first Latino ever elected City Attorney of San Francisco, today issued the following statement on President Obama's nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court:
"As a Latino and as a lawyer, I am very proud of Judge Sotomayor's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. President Obama has made a first-rate choice that honors the legal profession and affirms the Latino community's place in America."