Sonia Sotomayor

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Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor (born June 25, 1954) is a United States Supreme Court justice. She has been on the Court since 2009, and was on a lower court before that. When on the lower court, she ended the 1994 baseball strike. She is the first and only Latina on the Court. Sotomayor is Puerto Rican-American and is from the Bronx.[1]

Sotomayor was born in New York City to parents who were emigrants from Puerto Rico. As a child, she was interested in reading the Nancy Drew series and other detective stories. She had a rough childhood since her alcoholic father died when she was nine. Throughout her time in high school and at Princeton, Sotomayor was a charismatic and inspirational leader. She studied hard and graduated Princeton with a history degree, went to Yale University to study law and then served as a U.S District Court judge and a judge for U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Hutchinson, Dennis J. "Sotomayor, Sonia."  World Book Advanced. World Book, 2015. Web.  8 May 2015. 

"Sonia Sotomayor." Newsmakers. Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2015.