Thursday, July 9, 2009

Disability Groups Support Sotomayor Nomination to Supreme Court

Back on May 27, I posted a review of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's record on disability issues. Yesterday Disability Scoop reported that numerous disability organizations are publicly expressing their support for Judge Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. The groups -- which include the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Autism Society of America, the National Council on Independent Living, the National Disability Rights Network, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and the National Down Syndrome Society -- wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying Judge Sotomayor's record reflects "a good understanding of -– and healthy respect for -– the rights of persons with disabilities."

UPDATE (July 9) -- Read the letter from these groups. And here's a letter from disability law professors who support Judge Sotomayor.
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