NARF backs Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court
The Native American Rights Fund is among dozens of environmental groups supporting the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee calls Sotomayor a "well qualified" nominee. It cites her experience on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and her record as a federal district court judge.

"Judge Sotomayor’s record evinces no clear bias in favor of or against environmental claims," the groups said. "Instead, it reflects intellectual rigor, meticulous preparation, and fairness."

Sotomayor began her confirmation hearing yesterday and vowed to remain unbiased. "The task of a judge is not to make law. It is to apply the law," she said.

The hearing continues this morning at 9:30am and will be webcast.

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Enviros back Sotomayor for Supreme Court (Grist 7/12)
Sotomayor Pledges 'Fidelity to the Law' (The Washington Post 7/14)
Sotomayor Vows ‘Fidelity to the Law’ as Hearings Start (The New York Times 7/14)

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