Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Judge Sotomayor Nominated for SCOTUS

Sonia Sotomayor has been nominated for the US Supreme Court. Sotomayor currently serves on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. She is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents, born and raised in the South Bronx, and a graduate of Princeton and Yale Law School.

If confirmed, Judge Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, the third woman, and the first woman of color! She has ton of diverse legal experience and a compelling life story. Check out her moving acceptance speech here and learn more about Sotomayor at the NYT. Read some of her appellate decisions at the SCOTUS blog.

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