President Obama's nomination of New York Jurist Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has prompted quite a response in the local Hispanic community.
David Conde works in the international affairs office at East Carolina University.
Many people call Conde, the leader of the Hispanic community and as a collective voice he says Tuesday's nomination of a Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court is a great day.
He believes the Hispanic community in recent years has faced tough political battles, with immigration being such a controversial issue.
Conde says with Sotomayor not only being Hispanic but a woman is equally important to the American political atmosphere.
He says, ultimately the nomination is a good thing for Eastern Carolina.
Sotomayor may be appointed to the Supreme Court Justice sometime in August.