First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice
Latina Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, NY in 2009. Justice Sotomayor became the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice of the United States, nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in a vote of 68 to 31. Sotomayor holds a B.A. from Princeton and a Law degree from Yale University. She served as assistant district attorney for New York County, being a judge to the U.S. District Court (appointed by George H.W. Bush), and serving as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sotomayor has been outspoken about how her unique experience as a Latina has contributed to her work as a judge.
“The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever.”