Sonia Maria Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Political Party: Independent
Education: Princeton University

Yale University

Religion Catholic[1]
Born June 25, 1954

Sonia Maria Sotomayor is the first Hispanic appointed to the Supreme Court. She was confirmed on August 6, 2009 by a 68-31 vote.


After the announcement, Conservapedia listed the nine Republicans who voted for her on their news section (as though they mentioned them as part of a plan to eliminate them for being traitors...).


Sotomayor started life in relatively poor circumstances, she lost her father at an early age and succeeded despite difficult circumstances. At the age of ten Sotomayor decided she wanted to become a judge after watching Perry Mason. Sotomayor got a scholarship for Princeton University, an Ivy League University and won a prize for excellence.

Her judicial career was started when she was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by President George H. W. Bush in 1991, and her nomination was confirmed in 1992. In 1995, she issued a preliminary injunction against Major League Baseball which ended the 1994 baseball strike. Sotomayor made a ruling allowing the Wall Street Journal to publish Vince Foster's final note. In 1997, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Her nomination was slowed by the Republican majority in the Senate, but she was eventually confirmed in 1998. [2] [3]


  1. Sotomayor Would Be Sixth Catholic Justice, but the Pigeonholing Ends There
  3. Sonia Sotomayor biography

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