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Because Sonia…

100% Judge Sonia Sotomayor

100% Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Sotomayor was born in el Bronx,

is of Puerto Rican descent,

was raised in a housing project, father was a factory worker who died when she was nine-years-old and was raised by her mother,

went to Princeton and Yale,

worked as an Assistant District Attorney in New York for a time before entering private practice in 1984,

nominated by Bill Clinton for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1997,

nominated by George W. Bush as a federal judge in 1991 – a position that made her the youngest judge in the Southern District of New York and the first Hispanic federal judge in the state

…and on May 26th, 2009 President Obama nominated kick ass super appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court , making her the first Hispanic in history to be elevated to the high court.


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