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Sonia Sotomayor

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Arguably one of the most prominent US Supreme Court Justices at the moment, Sonia Sotomayor has paved her own way to enact profound changes and reforms, despite the obstacles that stood in her way. And she certainly has had her share of adversity: she was diagnosed with diabetes when she was just eight years old, lived in housing projects in the Bronx in her youth, and fought (and still is fighting) against blatant discrimination throughout her career. Now in her early 60s, Justice Sotomayor has already made history in being appointed to the Court as the first Latina justice, the third woman justice, and one of the three youngest justices in this position.

Sonia Sotomayor

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Sonia Sotomayor's love of teenage sleuth Nancy Drew influenced her dream of becoming a lawyer, a dream that culminated in her appointment as the third woman and first Hispanic to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor's story is a remarkable tale of courage, perseverance, and dedication as she rose from humble beginnings to take her place in the highest court in the land.

Sonia Sotomayor

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In 2009, Sonia Sotomayor made history when she became the first Hispanic justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. This wasn’t the first time she beat the odds against her, though. Growing up in a one-parent household in the Bronx, New York, she aspired to be a lawyer. Encouraged by her mother, she achieved this goal and so much more. Although many people view Justice Sotomayor as an inspiration, she sees herself a little differently. She says she is “just a kid from the Bronx.” Because of her many achievements despite her humble spirit, many people wonder—what’s it like to be Sonia Sotomayor? En el 2009, Sonia Sotomayor hizo historia cuando se convirtió en la primera jueza hispana del Tribunal Supremo de Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, no es la primera vez que salva obstáculos al parecer insalvables. Se crió sólo con su madre en el Bronx, Nueva York, y desde pequeña quiso ser abogada. Alentada por su madre, logró su objetivo y mucho más. Aunque muchos ven a la Jueza Sotomayor como una inspiración, ella se ve un poco diferente. Dice que “sólo es una chica del Bronx”. Por sus muchos logros y su espíritu humilde, mucha gente se pregunta: ¿Qué se siente al ser Sonia Sotomayor?

Sonia Sotomayor

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed in 2009. She is the first Latina to serve on the United States Supreme Court. This compelling edition provides a balanced biographical overview of this major political figure. Chapters discuss her early years, discovering her roots through academic activism, her start as a Federal judge, and her nomination and confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sonia Sotomayor

Author : Antonia Felix
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"Necessary reading" (Booklist) from a New York Times bestselling biographer. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Sonia Sotomayor's former colleagues, family, friends, and teachers, New York Times bestselling biographer Antonia Felix explores Sotomayor's childhood, the values her parents instilled in her, and the events that propelled her to the highest court in the land. With insight and thoughtful analysis, Felix paints a revealing portrait of the woman who would come to meet President Obama's rigorous criteria for a Supreme Court justice, examining how Sotomayor's experiences shed light on her Supreme Court rulings-and how she will continue to write her great American legacy.

Sonia Sotomayor

Author : Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
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A biography of the first Puerto Rican and third woman Supreme Court justice describes her life, career, and accomplishments.

Sonia Sotomayor

Author : Lisa Tucker McElroy
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When President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States, the country celebrated. Not only would the Supreme Court welcome its third woman justice but also its first Hispanic member. Many Americans saw the appointment of the first Hispanic justice as an important step in the civil rights movement.

Sonia Sotomayor

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Sonia Sotomayor came from a working class Puerto Rican family in the Bronx. She fought to overcome health issues and financial problems, received a Yale law education, and eventually became a judge. After more than a decade on the United States Court of Appeals, she assumed office as a Supreme Court Justice in 2009, becoming the first Latina in the Supreme Court of the United States. Read about her rise to the highest court in the land and her fight to help others.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor

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In May 2009, Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his intention to retire from the Supreme Court. Several weeks later, President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor, whocurrently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to fill his seat. This report provides an analysis of selected opinions authored by Judge Sotomayor during her tenure as a judge on the Second Circuit. Discussions of the selected opinions are grouped according to various topics of legal significance. Perhaps the most consistent characteristic of Judge Sotomayor¿s approach as an appellate judge has been an adherence to the doctrine of stare decisis, i.e., the upholding of past judicial precedents.

Confirmation Hearing on the Nomination of Hon Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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