Aug 26, 2010 10:03 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Sotomayor addresses diversity in Colorado speech

The first Latina member of the U.S. Supreme Court is in Denver to talk to students about joining the legal profession.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is scheduled to address more than 250 high school and college students Thursday at a talk sponsored by the Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence. The group promotes diversity in the legal profession.

Organizers say the justice will make brief remarks at the University of Denver, then take questions from the students about her path to the nation's highest court.

Sotomayor was confirmed to the court last year.

This weekend, Sotomayor will come to Colorado Springs for a judicial conference attended by about 800 judges. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is also attending the 10th U.S. Circuit conference.


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