Justice Sonia Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and is SCOTUS’ first Hispanic justice. She served on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1992-1998. She was subsequently nominated by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and was confirmed in 1998. She has taught at the New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School. Justice Sotomayor also served as a member of the board of directors of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. Her memoir entitled “My Beloved World” topped the New York Times Bestseller charts. This past year, she became the first Supreme Court justice to lead the 60-second countdown for the New Year’s Eve celebration.
Sotomayor earned her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and J.D. from Yale Law School. At Yale, she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.
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