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Hispanics react to President's Supreme Court nomination

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

PELHAM, GA (WALB) - A New York federal appeals court judge became the first Hispanic nominated for a seat on the U-S Supreme Court today.

President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to succeed retiring Justice David Souter.

Sotomayor grew up in a Bronx Housing Project and went on to attend Princeton University and Yale Law School.

We spoke with Hispanics in South Georgia today to see what they think about the President's decision and how it will influence Hispanics everywhere.

"I'm really proud. It's a good decision I think, for the country. Time will prove me right, but it's a big victory for the Hispanic people you know for the Hispanic community. It's showing we're becoming more educated over time. It will be an inspiration," said Jose Luiz Ruiz of Pelham.

As expected some conservatives are criticizing Sotomayor's nomination.

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