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Posted at 1:10 PM ET, 05/ 8/2010

Sotomayor speaks to Howard grads

By Washington Post editors

Justice Sonia Sotomayor says her first year on the Supreme Court has been a little like graduating from college: exciting, challenging and a little scary.

Sotomayor briefly addressed graduates of Howard University on Saturday after receiving an honorary law degree. She says she knows members of the Class of 2010 may be a bit anxious about their future. But she says it's all about "what you make of it."

Sotomayor, the first Latina justice, also told graduates of the mostly black university that it's now their turn to give back to society and urged them to strive to someday join her on the Supreme Court.

She did not speculate on whom President Obama might nominate to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

-- Associated Press

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By Washington Post editors  | May 8, 2010; 1:10 PM ET
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Shocking that all of those right-wing lunatics are nowhere to be found when they were attacking her for being all of these things that she wasnt even remotely....

Turns out she is a smart, intellectual, good judge.

Shocker

Posted by: Bious | May 8, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Those 18-24 are also adults. Its' good that a Supreme Court justice, Sotomayor, spoke to graduating young women and young men at Howard University. It's going to take decades for one person of the 2010 graduating class of that university or any university to be on the Supreme Court. It's also good she got an honorary law degree and she's probably the most moderate member of the Supreme Court.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | May 8, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

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