Monday, September 12, 2005

HNBA: We've Earned It!

From a Hispanic National Bar Association press release:

On Thursday, September 8, 2005, the HNBA, along with representatives from MALDEF, NCLR and Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary joined together at noon on the steps of the United States Supreme Court in a joint press conference calling for the naming of a Hispanic to fill the most recent vacancy on the Supreme Court.

On behalf of the HNBA, President Alan Varela stated that the legitimacy of the justice system depends not only on judicial temperament, experience, scholastic aptitude, and educational credentials of judges, but also on the fundamental fairness, understanding, and wisdom that can come only from a bench that evolves to reflect the fabric of the society over which it presides.

Hispanics, as both the largest minority and the fastest growing sector of the U.S. population are integral to the well being of the nation, and having fought valiantly for the nation in every war from the War of Independence to the war on terrorism, have earned a seat on the Supreme Court.


Blogger Thomas said...

I know he was filibustered but is there any chance that Miguel Estrada could be on the short list?

9/12/2005 11:21 PM  

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