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Sotomayor should remember where she came from on court

President Barack Obama has given it much thought and has selected his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court: Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She would be the first female Hispanic to sit on the court.

I applaud Sotomayor, who has come from humble beginnings and worked hard and struggled to obtain the American Dream, which I find commendable. She is a first−generation American who was inspired, pushed and aided by her mother to get a good education. The great thing is she is a fellow New Yorker and ought to be a role model for our youth in that if you apply yourself and work hard, nothing is impossible.

With that said, I feel because of her background she should have a great deal of concern for our nation’s common men and women and their need for equal justice under the law. I hope that as a Supreme Court justice Sotomayor follows and upholds the intent of the U.S. Constitution and makes decisions that are good for America.

As it says in the preamble of the Constitution, “We the People of the United States ....” I hope and pray Sotomayor remembers that when she takes her seat on the Supreme Court.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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