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Sonia Sotomayor


First Latina for the U.S. Supreme Courtroom. She was created in the Bronx. She wished to turn into a detective like imaginary personality Nancy Drew. She was the 3rd female Supreme Courtroom justice. Her young sibling Juan Sotomayor became a college or university professor and doctor. She was the Supreme Court’s 111th justice, while Thurgood Marshall was its 96th justice and its own initial African-American justice.

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Full Name Sonia Sotomayor
Date Of Birth June 25, 1954
Place Of Birth The Bronx, NY
Profession Supreme Court Justice
Education Yale Law School, Princeton University, Cardinal Spellman High School
Nationality American
Spouse Kevin Noonan
Parents Juan Sotomayor, Celina Báez
Siblings Juan Sotomayor
Nominations Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography
Star Sign Cancer

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1(May 10, 2010) Merited a position in Time magazine's - The 100 Most Influential People in the World ("Thinkers" category) - with an homage contributed by New York Senator Chuck Schumer.
2Her parents were migrants from Puerto Rico who relocated to New York City in search of a better life.
3Sworn in as the first Latina/Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court member on 8 August 2009. She is the 111th associate Supreme Court justice and the third woman to join the court.



Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20142013TV SpecialHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Overheard2013TV SeriesHerself - interviewee
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2013TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Supreme Court Justice (segment "Justice Sotomayor")
Sesame Street2012TV SeriesHerself
Finding Justice2010Documentary shortHerself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHerself

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Archive Footage

The Latin Explosion: A New America2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Supreme Court Justice
60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Supreme Court Justice (segment "Justice Sotomayor")
Democracy Now!2009-2013TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself

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1Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people.
2In the world I grew up in, if you were poor and had a bunch of kids in the house - which everybody did - nothing you bought was ever going to stay pure, and the only way to do it was to put plastic on [the couch] to protect it.
3[on why she wrote 'My Beloved World', her autobiography] I realized that people had an unreal image of me, that somehow I was a god on Mount Olympus. I decided that if I were going to make use of my role as a Supreme Court Justice, it would be to inspire people to realize that, first, I was just like them and second, if I could do it, so could they.
4When I'm concentrating, I can be fixed in place for hours. In fact, there was a joke in my office that everybody would come and chat outside my door because they knew - no matter how loud they talked - if I was concentrating, it would not disturb me at all.
5I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.

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