September 18, 2009

JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, SENATOR CARDIN AND BALTIMORE STUDENTS TAKE IN A GAME AT ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS

Washington, DC - During the recent confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) thanked then-Judge Sotomayor for her role in ending the baseball strike in 1995 and helping to keep ironman Cal Ripken Jr.'s consecutive game streak alive. At the time, Senator Cardin also extended an invitation to Camden Yards for a ballgame. Following up on that invite, last night, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Senator Cardin attended the game between the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays Joining them for the evening game were four local Baltimore students with an interest in government. The students were: Sage Woodruff, a senior in the Towson High School Magnet Program in Law and Public Policy; Nicholas Dahl, a senior at South Carroll High School; Keya Duncan, a junior at Connections High School for the Arts and a member in the Baltimore Urban Debate League; William Stokes, a senior at Baltimore City College and a member of the Debate Team.

PHOTO 1: (Left to Right) Sage Woodruff, Nicholas Dahl, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Keya Duncan, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, William Stokes.

Photo credit: Todd Olszewski/Baltimore Orioles **

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PHOTO 2:  Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

Photo credit:   Todd Olszewski/Baltimore Orioles  **

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