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White House Brags: Obama Put First 'Disabled' Justice on Supreme Court

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Did you know that along with being a "wise Latina," Sonia Sotomayor is also disabled? Apparently, according to the White House, she is. The second-most-junior Justice on the Court has diabetes.

But did you know diabetes counted as a "disability?" If you didn't, no worries, neither did some of Sotomayor's defenders. See also Kevin Drum of Mother Jones:

Did I already know this? Maybe. My memory is so bad that I couldn’t tell you whether I once knew this and have forgotten, or whether I had never heard this before. In any case, I guess I’ve added two new bits of knowledge to my brain pan today: (1) Sonia Sotomayor has diabetes, and (2) diabetes is considered a disability. Live and learn.

The news of Sotomayor's "disability" comes as the White House has released a graphic detailing their work in promoting the cause of minority empowerment, which lists the confirmation of a "disabled Justice" as a major accomplishment. You can look at the relevant portion of the graphic below (via the White House):

Sotomayor's status as a disabled American is confirmed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, which includes protections for people with diabetes.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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