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Justice Sotomayor to speak at USC's May graduation

Apr 14, 2011 6:37:00 PM - thestate.com
U.S. Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor will be the commencement speaker next month at the University of South Carolina spring graduation.

The university announced Thursday that Sotomayor will speak to graduates May 6 at the Colonial Life Arena and be given an honorary degree.

Sotomayor was elevated to the nation's highest court in August 2009, becoming the country's first Hispanic justice and just the third woman on the Supreme Court.

Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin will speak to graduates of the USC School of Medicine at ceremonies and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will speak to law school graduates on May 6.

Graduates of the university's Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences will hear from former U.S. Ambassador to China and Utah governor Jon Huntsman on May 7.

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