Background On Reception For Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Style News Wire | 8/12/2009, 4:31 p.m.
President Obama will deliver remarks at a reception honoring Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The President will make brief remarks and introduce ...

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President Obama will deliver remarks at a reception honoring Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The President will make brief remarks and introduce Justice Sotomayor, who will also deliver remarks.

The audience will be comprised of members of Justice Sotomayor’s family and friends, leaders of the Hispanic community, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, judges from the federal Courts of Appeals, members of law enforcement and advocacy groups who supported the nomination, and administration officials.

Expected attendees include:

First Lady Michelle Obama

Celina Sotomayor, family of Justice Sotomayor

Omar Lopez, family of Justice Sotomayor

Juan Sotomayor, family of Justice Sotomayor

US Supreme Court:Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The US Supreme Court

Justice John Paul Stevens, The US Supreme Court

Administration Officials:

Gregory Craig, White House Counsel

Lisa Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor

Members of Congress:

US Senator Patrick Leahy, Vermont

US Senator Robert Menendez, New Jersey

US Senator Benjamin Cardin, Maryland

US Representative Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico

US Representative Nydia Velasquez, New York

US Representative Jerrold Nadler, New York

US Representative Alan Grayson, Florida

US Representative José Serrano, New York

US Representative John Conyers, Michigan

US Representative Anthony Weiner, New York/

Federal Court of Appeals:The Honorable Dennis Jacobs, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The Honorable Robert Katzmann, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The Honorable Pierre Leval, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The Honorable Barrington Parker, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The Honorable David Tatel, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

The Honorable Rosemary Pooler, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Other elected officials and leaders:Governor David Paterson, New York

Polly Baca, former Colorado state legislator

Louis Freeh, former Director, FBI, currently President, Freeh Group International

Wade Henderson, President/CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Amy Mercado, President, Orange County (FL) Democratic Hispanic Caucus

Robert Morgenthau, District Attorney, New York County

Elizabeth Moynihan

Janet Murguia, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza

Karen Narasaki, Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center

John Payton, Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Federico Peña, former Secretary of Transportation, Energy, currently Managing Director, Vestar Capital Partners Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, President, Hispanic Federation

Ramona Romero, President, Hispanic National Bar Association; Corporate Counsel for Logistics and Energy, DuPont

Ted Shaw, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School, formerly Director-Counsel and President, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Raul Yzaguirre, Executive Director and Presidential Professor of Practice, The Center for Community Development and Civil Rights at Arizona State University.