Justice Sonia Sotomayor is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009.
There have only been two previous females in this role. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the nation’s first Hispanic, first Latina, and first female justice.
At Princeton University, Sotomayor earned a bachelor’s degree in 1976 and a law degree in 1979, both of which she earned as an editor for the Yale Law Journal.
For the next four and a half years, she worked as an assistant district attorney in New York City.
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund; State of New York Mortgage Agency; and NYC Campaign Finance Board were all organizations she served on as a director.
In 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Sotomayor to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; she was confirmed in 1992.
Who Is Justice Sonia Sotomayor Father?
Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s father is Juan Sotomayor. Juan comes from the area of Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
As a third-grade dropout who couldn’t communicate effectively in English, Juan Sotomayor found work as a tool and die maker.
Sonia’s father was an alcoholic, and she was raised by him. When she was nine years old, her father died of heart issues.
Who Is Justice Sonia Sotomayor Mother?
Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s mother is Celina Báez. A telephone operator and a practical nurse were Celina Baez’s first jobs in the workforce.
For her children, Celina Sotomayor bought them the Encyclopaedia Britannica, which was unique in the housing developments.