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We pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor

We pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor
Posted on 09/28/2017
Stallion LogoToday we pay tribute to Sonia Maria Sotomayor, born June 25, 1954 in The Bronx, New York City, to Puerto Rican-born parents. She is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. She has the distinction of being the first justice of Hispanic heritage and the first Latina.

 Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1976 and received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979.  She played an active role on the board of directors for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund and many others. Sotomayor has also taught at the New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School.

Sotomayor was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by President Bush in 1991; confirmation followed in 1992. In 1997, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

In May 2009, President Obama nominated Sotomayor and she was confirmed to the Supreme Court in August 2009. During her tenure on the Supreme Court, Sotomayor has been identified with concern for the rights of defendants, calls for reform of the criminal justice system, and making impassioned dissents on issues of race, gender and ethnic identity. 
Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor, we salute you!
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