2009 August 8

Sonia Sotomayor Joins Supreme Court; First Hispanic Justice

 

President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, making her the first Hispanic and the third woman on the Court. She joined the court on this day. Sotomayor had previously been a judge with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1992–1998) and a judge with the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1998–2009).

Watch an interview with Sonia Sotomayor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vriPFXav0o

Read: Antonia Felix, Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream (2010)

Learn more: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States (2014)

 

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