Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1976 and from Yale Law School in 1979. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and then at the law firm of Pavia & Harcourt. From 1992 to 1998, she served as a judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and from 1998 to 2009 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; she assumed this role on August 8, 2009.

Sonia Sotomayor se graduó summa cum laude de Princeton en 1976 y de la Escuela de Derecho de Yale en 1979. Trabajó como asistente del Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Nueva York y luego en la firma Pavia & Harcourt. Desde 1992 hasta 1998, fue juez de la Corte Federal del Distrito Sur de Nueva York, y desde 1998 hasta 2009 en la Corte de Apelaciones de Estados Unidos para el Segundo Circuito. En mayo de 2009, el presidente Barack Obama la nominó como Juez Asociada de la Corte Suprema; asumió la función el 8 de agosto de 2009.

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Author: Sonia Sotomayor | Narrator: Rita Moreno
Release Date: January 15, 2013

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

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