Supreme Court Nomination of a Latina Signals Change – Law Announcements

Five high-level Latinas in law and policy comment on nomination

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2009 — Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic justice on that court if she is confirmed. This historic nomination is opening doors and inspiring Latinos throughout the country.

On her website, Latina attorney and creator of, Aurelia Flores, is currently featuring newly recorded audio segments of an exclusive panel of five powerful Latinas as they comment on the importance of this history-making nomination. They discuss the nomination and confirmation process for a Supreme Court Justice, Sotomayor’s extraordinary qualifications, and the implications for the judicial system and the public given her existing record of legal decisions and reasoning.

Listen to the spirited discussion among the accomplished participants including:

— Jennifer Martinez, Professor, Stanford University Law
— Ramona Romero, National Board President, Hispanic National
Bar Association
— Ingrid Duran, Board Chair, National Hispana Leadership
— Nina Perales, Southwest Regional Counsel, Mexican American
Legal Defense and Educational Fund
— Eva Plaza, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for
the Department of Justice and former Assistant Secretary
for the Department of Housing and Urban Development,
appointed by President Clinton

Visit the Web site for more details and quotes at:

CREDENTIALS: Aurelia Flores created to provide online networking, resources, and inspiration to Latina women across America. The company gathers Latina women to learn from and share with one another and provides a network among different Latino/a organizations across the country. Having overcome huge obstacles in her own life, Flores wants to help other Latinas find success. After becoming pregnant at 15, she graduated from high school a year early and went straight to college where she received a B.A. in Sociology. She earned a law degree from Stanford Law School then was awarded a post-graduate Fulbright Fellowship to study in Mexico City. Flores has been practicing corporate law for over ten years and is currently at a Fortune 300 company where she specializes in intellectual property.

AVAILABILITY: California, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone
CONTACT: Aurelia Flores, (619) 750-8061 (CA); [email protected];

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