President Obama has sent to the Senate the nomination of Judge Nelson Roman for a Federal judgeship. Judge Nelson Roman worked his way up from a New York City police officer, to a prosecutor, to a judge, and is currently sitting as a judge in New York State Appellate Court
According to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer:Judge Roman "has deep roots in the Puerto Rican community in New York and has served at all levels of law enforcement, starting as a police officer and working his way all the way up to the Appellate Division. Justice Roman perfectly fulfills the criteria I use for judges- excellence, diversity and moderation.
According to Juan Cartagena, President of LatinoJustice PRLDEF:
Judge Nelson Roman's "appointment to the federal bench would further integrate a court in need of diversity... Its time to recognize that the Constitution has a place in the debate over stop and frisk. (referring to Judge Roman's ruling on a stop and risk case where evidence of a gun was suppressed due to an illegal search"