President Barack Obama’s first Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, if confirmed, will be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Tony Yappias, former director of Spanish Affairs for the State of Utah, says Latinos all aross the country are delighted. “We’re beginning to celebrate,” says Yappias. “It’s a proud day for us, as a community, to finally have a nominee for the highest court of the land. I think it shows a brilliant move by President Obama’s nomination in just recognizing the importace of our community and the many contributions that we do every day on behalf of this great country.” Yappias says the nominee is extremely well-qualfied to be a Supreme Court Justice. She is now a Federal Appeals Court judge, she’s been a prosecutor and has a great deal of experience that should make it difficult for Republicans to try to block the nomination. Yappias will be in Logan Wednesday to talk about hispanic issues facing Utah residents. He will be at the Whittier Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m.
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