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Armando J. Santiago Pintado - Entry 4


As a young Latino, interning in Washington, D.C., how do you feel watching the confirmation hearing for the first possible Hispanic on the United States Supreme Court?

Proud! In my mind, there is not the slightest doubt that Judge Sonia Sotomayor will be approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and go on to be the first Hispanic to sit on the Supreme Court.

I'm reminded of a slogan used by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company during the 1990's, "Puerto Rico lo hace mejor." What better way to prove that slogan right than by having the first Hispanic sitting on the Bench be of Puerto Rican descent! I also feel fortunate. I will have the privilege to tell my children, and my children's children, that I was there. I was working on the Hill at the time when the Senate was drilling Judge Sonia Sotomayor in the historic confirmation hearings that will soon lead her and the Supreme Court on to a period as historic as that of Justice Thurgood Marshall's years on the Bench. ¡Vamos Sonia! ¡Hasta la victoria siempre!

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