NOW applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s affirmative vote today on Supreme Court nominee Solicitor General Elena Kagan. NOW’s National Board voted earlier this month to endorse Kagan to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice.
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NOW’s National Board voted unanimously today to endorse Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. The vote took place in Boston the day before the opening of NOW’s 2010 National Conference.
As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Supreme Court nominee Solicitor General Elena Kagan open today, the National Organization for Women promises to closely monitor the proceedings. Kagan’s confirmation would make history, as she would be the third woman to currently serve on the court, increasing the composition of women justices to one-third — more than have ever served at the same time.
The National Organization for Women applauds President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate a woman to follow Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. Upon confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Solicitor General Elena Kagan would join Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor to become the third woman currently sitting on the Supreme Court — a historic achievement.
History was made today when the Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Organization for Women proudly celebrates Sotomayor’s landmark achievement as the first Hispanic justice to sit on the high court and just the third woman justice.
NOW applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 13 to 6 vote recommending confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. “At the risk of upsetting Senator Sessions, I am pleased that this ‘wise Latina’ is one step closer to joining Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court,” said NOW President Terry O’Neill. “As the first Hispanic justice and only the third woman, Judge Sotomayor will add a much needed perspective to a bench dominated by white males.”
Today millions of women and girls will watch and listen as the historic confirmation hearings begin for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by President Barack Obama for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic justice and only the third woman ever to serve on the high court.
This morning we will celebrate, and this afternoon NOW will launch our ‘Confirm Her’ campaign to ensure the swift confirmation of the next Supreme Court Justice.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) Foundation opposes the nomination of Leslie Southwick to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and we are proud to stand today with the Congressional Black Caucus and many allied organizations to ask the U.S. Senate to reject this nomination.