Obama Nomina a Sonia Sotomayor Para Servir En la Corte Suprema

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Obama Nomina a Sonia Sotomayor Para Servir En la Corte Suprema


WASHINGTON u (AP) El presidente Barack Obama nomin el 26 de mayo a la juez federal de apelaciones Sonia Sotomayor como la primera hispana en prestar servicio en la Corte Suprema de EEUU.

Obama la elogi como una "fuente de inspiracin", con inteligencia y compasin para interpretar sabiamente la constitucin.

Tras subrayar que su nominada tiene m[sz]s experiencia como juez que cualquier otro miembro del alto tribunal en el momento de su nominacin, Obama dijo que Sotomayor se ha ganado "el respeto de sus colegas jueces, la admiracin de muchos abogados que presentan casos en su corte y el amor de sus secretarios, que la consideran una maestra.

Parada junto a Obama en la Casa Blanca, Sotomayor record su origen humilde en el Bronx y su carrera de abogada y dijo: "Me esfuerzo por no olvidar jam[sz]s las consecuencias que tienen mis decisiones sobre individuos, empresas y el gobierno en el mundo real".

La gran mayora demcrata en el Senado permite dar por sentado, imprevistos aparte, la confirmacin de Sotomayor. En tal caso, sera la segunda mujer en la corte actual junto con Ruth Bader Ginsburg y la tercera en la historia. Ocupara la banca del juez David Souter, en proceso de retiro.

Dado su origen social un intento de impedir su confirmacin con una maniobra obstruccionista tendra riesgos polticos, ya que los hispanos son el sector de mayor crecimiento de la poblacin, con el consiguiente aumento de su peso poltico.

Sotomayor difcilmente alterara el equilibrio ideolgico de la corte, ya que Souter generalmente vota con los liberales en fallos aprobados por 5-4, pero a sus 54 a[+ or -]os, pertenece a una generacin anterior a Souter y los sectores liberales esperan que sirva de contrapunto a ciertos fallos conservadores.

Al presentarla, Obama dijo que "por el camino, ha enfrentado barreras, superado obst[sz]culos y ha vivido el sue[+ or -]o norteamericano que trajo a sus padres aqu hace mucho". …

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