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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak on campus

| Wednesday, August 12, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak on Notre Dame’s campus on Sept. 2, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced Wednesday.

NBC News correspondent and University trustee Anne Thompson will join Sotomayor in a discussion of “a wide range of issues” moderated by fellow trustee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams, according to the University press release.

According to the release, the event, which is sponsored by the Office of the President, Notre Dame Law School and the Institute for Latino Studies, will be free and open to the public. The doors to Leighton Concert Hall at Debartolo Performing Arts Center will open at 6 p.m. and the event will run from 7 to 8:15.

Sotomayor will also speak with smaller groups of faculty and students while on campus, the press release stated.

A Bronx, New York native, Sotomayor received degrees from Princeton and Yale universities, and has served on the Supreme Court since 2009 after her nomination for the position by President Obama.

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  • NDaniels

    I hope someone has the courage to speak the truth in regards to God’s intention for The Sanctity of every human life from the moment of conception, and The Sanctity of marriage and the family as God intended, and that the Observer will confirm that God Is The Author of Love, Life, and Marriage.

  • NDaniels


    Something to think about in the days to come: Now that The Supreme Court has removed the necessary requirement for a marriage contract, which is the ability and desire to exist in relationship as husband and wife, in order to accommodate persons who do not have the ability and desire to exist in relationship as husband and wife, a marriage contract is no longer binding, thus no need to get a divorce.