CFI/Tucson Attends Sotomayer Press Conference

July 7, 2009

We attended the press conference that was initiated by the Honorable Raul M. Grijalava at his office in Tucson. He started the conference in support of the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S.
Supreme Court. He was critical of those that have labeled her as racist and urged our Senators to vote for her. Professor Silverman from the U of A College of law spoke on our behalf of her nomination. He talked of her distinguished career and mentioned that she has written over 200 opinions.
And has more experience than any presently serving and more than anyone else in over 100 years. He pointed out that she has given over 180 speeches since
1983 and is very pragmatic.

The next speaker was Vince Rabado, a practicing attorney, he pointed out there are eight national law enforcement groups that have endorsed her nomination.

-National Association of District Attorneys -Fraternal Order of Police -National Sheriffs Association -Major Cities Police Chiefs Association -The Police Executive Research Forum -National Association of Police Organizations -National Latino Peace Offers Association -National organization of black law enforcement executives

Said Chief Art Acevedo, the President of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, "One of the things that impresses law enforcement about the Judge is that fact that she has worked on the streets in the front line seeing first hand as a prosecutor in New York the challenges faced by the communities we serve, the challenges faced by the law enforcement community and more importantly the challenges we face as a nation."

He further pointed out that she saved major league baseball when they were on strike.

Next was a student from the U of A college of law. She spoke elegantly of Judge Sonia Sotomayor and her honorable background to her achievements as a prosecutor and judge. These were letters sent in support from a local attorney firm and a judge from the Arizona Superior Court.

Submitted by Carol and Jerry Karches, CFI/Tucson July 6, 2009

We attended the press conference that was initiated by the Honorable Raul M. Grijalava at his office in Tucson. He started the conference in support of the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S.
Supreme Court. He was critical of those that have labeled her as racist and urged our Senators to vote for her. Professor Silverman from the U of A College of law spoke on our behalf of her nomination. He talked of her distinguished career and mentioned that she has written over 200 opinions.
And has more experience than any presently serving and more than anyone else in over 100 years. He pointed out that she has given over 180 speeches since
1983 and is very pragmatic.

The next speaker was Vince Rabado, a practicing attorney, he pointed out there are eight national law enforcement groups that have endorsed her nomination.

-National Association of District Attorneys -Fraternal Order of Police -National Sheriffs Association -Major Cities Police Chiefs Association -The Police Executive Research Forum -National Association of Police Organizations -National Latino Peace Offers Association -National organization of black law enforcement executives

Said Chief Art Acevedo, the President of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, "One of the things that impresses law enforcement about the Judge is that fact that she has worked on the streets in the front line seeing first hand as a prosecutor in New York the challenges faced by the communities we serve, the challenges faced by the law enforcement community and more importantly the challenges we face as a nation."

He further pointed out that she saved major league baseball when they were on strike.

Next was a student from the U of A college of law. She spoke elegantly of Judge Sonia Sotomayor and her honorable background to her achievements as a prosecutor and judge. These were letters sent in support from a local attorney firm and a judge from the Arizona Superior Court.

Submitted by Carol and Jerry Karches, CFI/Tucson July 6, 2009