FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2009
National Archives to Release Materials Relating to Sonia Sotomayor
The National Archives Office of Records Services, the William J. Clinton Library, and the George H.W. Bush Library will release records relating to Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
The Clinton Library is releasing 5,032 pages of Presidential records relating to the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
President Clinton nominated Judge Sotomayor to the position in 1997, and she was confirmed by the Senate in 1998. The records contain biographical information, court opinions as Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and letters in support of her nomination. This series also includes court records, correspondence, news clippings, articles, and e-mails concerning her nomination. These Clinton Presidential records were processed in accordance with the Presidential Records Act.
The Bush Library is opening four newly released pages of Bush Presidential records in addition to the 58 pages that were previously released.
In November 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated Sonia Sotomayor to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. The documents consist of internal memoranda, biographical information and letters in support of Judge Sotomayor. These Bush Presidential records were processed in accordance with the Presidential Records Act.
The National Archives Office of Records Services is opening 122 e-mails that were retrieved from the Federal electronic files of the Clinton administration that contained Judge Sotomayor's name either in the e-mail or in the attachment. These Federal records were processed in accordance with the Federal Records Act. These materials will be available only electronically through the National Archives web site.
All of these records will be available on the National Archives web site at http://www.archives.gov/news/sotomayor.
The Clinton records will also be available at the Clinton Library , 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201 and http://clintonlibrary.gov/textual-sotomayor.htm
The Bush records will also be available at the Bush Library , 1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas, 77845 and http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu.
9:00 a.m. (CDT) on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at the Clinton Library
9:00 a.m. (CDT) on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at the Bush Library
# # #
For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.