Local Reaction To Sotomayor Appointment

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

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.

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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on May 27, 2009 at 07:06 PM
    Barlow, I can see how proud you are that your country is going to crap so quickly.If you feel that she is so great, then why not move to Mexico?
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 27, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    This local reaction is..........well I don't really have any reaction to that. That is unless, Obama decided to have her because he thinks there should be more hispanics and even asians there. If that is true, which I don't beleive it is, then he should be kicked out of the oval office and not welcome to get back into politics. If it is not true, then maybe she should get that chance to see if she can do the job, cause I beleive she is qualified, but we will see what will unfold. I sure would have highly expected though that the first hispanic getting such a position would have been a male instead of a female.
  • by Jamie Location: Jacksonville on May 27, 2009 at 07:54 AM
    She is very qualified for this position and worked hard to find her own way to the top. Great pick!
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on May 27, 2009 at 04:10 AM
    Awesome pick! Grew up in the projects without a father. Went to school on scholarships not her daddy's money. Graduated top of her class, most bench experience of any incoming justice. I guess he could have picked another rich old white man, but we already have some of those. You Republicans can forget about the court handing you another election. You'll have to win the next one. Don't hold your breath.
  • by Tax Paying Native Location: USA on May 27, 2009 at 01:57 AM
    Sickening. It would have been far better for American if Obama had thrown out all the illegal immigrants instead of making this blatantly political appointment. THROW OUT ALL ILLEGAL HISPANICS!
  • by James Location: Snow Hill on May 27, 2009 at 12:04 AM
    She is known as a highly liberal judge, and very racial in her judgements. We do not need her on the Supreme Court.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on May 26, 2009 at 09:14 PM
    Judge Sotomayor – Racist and Sexist. Here are just a few of her Quotes “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” Judge Sotomayor And if a White Male had stated he would make better decisions than a Black Woman, what would happen to him? Whatever happened to following the rule of law and the Constitution? Someone should check her tax history
  • by Matt Location: NC on May 26, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    Not that she was the best person for the job. But, because she is hispanic. What an outrage! Here's the change you can believe in. No longer government by the people for the people. America's a lost cause. Take care of your self people, your government is not capable.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on May 26, 2009 at 06:52 PM
    Obama is trying to get more of the Hispanic vote.I seen his lie filled speech on Tv when he announced her as his choice. He was lying about how she had more experience than anyone else on the Supreme Court. HaHaHaHa!I guess some far left LOONS will fall for his lies and propaganda.
  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2009 at 06:32 PM
    Purely a political move.

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