SHELBY STATEMENT ON JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby today made the following statement regarding the President’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"The Senate must be committed to confirming judges who will interpret the Constitution and the law without prejudice and with the utmost respect for the rule of law. I look forward to reviewing Judge Sotomayor's record to ensure that she has the qualifications and temperament necessary to be the next justice on our Supreme Court."