United States Senator
July 28, 2009
"Judge Sotomayor has the superior intellect, superb judgment and unquestioned integrity that make her an outstanding nominee at any time. It's her broad experience with business law and corporate litigation, though, which makes her the ideal nominee today. Given our current economic crisis, this Court is likely to rule during an era of critical financial reregulation aimed at preventing future systemic crises. Judge Sotomayor's extensive record with business law and corporate litigation suggests that she will be a leader on the Court on these issues at a time when such leadership is essential."