US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Happy 60th, Sonia Sotomayor!
US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor stands for an official photo with other members of the US Supreme Court in the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, June 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 28: US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks during a Commonwealth Club event at Herbst Theatre on January 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Sotomayor spoke in conversation with Stanford law school dean Mary Elizabeth Magill at the Commonwealth Club as she promotes her new book 'My Beloved World' (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor attendan investiture ceremony for Lynch at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, June 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at George Washington University's Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics January 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sotomayor and others attended the ribbon cutting officially opening the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics new building. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor presses the countdown ball as thousands of revelers gather in New York's Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration on December 31, 2013 in New York City. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
US Vice President takes the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor(R) . AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (CENTER R) and TV financial journalist Maria Bartiromo (2nd R) depart New York University's commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium on May 16, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Sotomayor spoke to a crowd of more than 27,000 at the ceremony and was raised in a Bronx housing project not far from the stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor listens as President Barack Obama speaks during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Instituteâs 34th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, September 14, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 4: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivers the keynote address at the Hostos Community College 39th commencement ceremony June 4, 2010 in New York City. Also pictured are college President Felix Matos Rodriguez (L) and Dr. Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of City University of New York. (Photo by Craig Ruttle-Pool/Getty Images)
US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor participates in the courts official photo session on October 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Justice Sonia Sotomayor attends The 2018 DVF Awards at United Nations on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Sonia Sotomayor, left, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, with family and friends in the 'Judge's Chambers' before a game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 31, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in US history.
According to biography.com, Sonia Sotomayor was born June 25, 1954, in the Bronx, New York. Her desire to be a judge was first inspired by the TV show 'Perry Mason.' She graduated from Yale Law School and passed the bar in 1980. She became a U.S. District Court Judge in 1992 and was elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998. In 2009, she became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.
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