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Obama praises Sotomayor's record

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US President Barack Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the country's Supreme Court.

Speaking as he announced his decision, the US leader praised Ms Sotomayor's experience and record, saying she had a perspective that would "enrich the judgement of the court".

Ms Sotomayor, 54, who has now to be approved by a Senate vote, would be the first Hispanic to take the position.

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