• For as long as I can remember, I have been inspired by the achievement of our founding fathers. They set forth principles that have endured for than more two centuries. Those principles are as meaningful and relevant in each generation as the generation before. It would be a profound privilege for me to play a role in applying those principles to the questions and controversies we face today.

    Sonia sotomayor's speech after being nominated by Barack Obama to the U.S. Supreme Court, May 26, 2009.
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