Highlighting Latina Leaders for Women's History Month! Justice Sonia Sotomayor
We kick off this March, aka Women's History Month, by highlighting Justice Sonia Sotomayor! Every week we will highlight, in our weekly newsletter, as we have been doing for the past 11 years an inspiring Latina who inspires all of us.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. Born in 1954 in the Bronx, New York City, to Puerto Rican parents, Sotomayor grew up in a low-income housing project and faced several challenges during her childhood, including her father's death when she was nine years old and a diagnosis of juvenile diabetes at the age of seven.
Despite these obstacles, Sotomayor excelled academically and went on to attend Princeton University and Yale Law School, where she graduated with honors. She then worked as an assistant district attorney in New York City before going into private practice and eventually becoming a federal judge.
Throughout her career, Sotomayor has been a strong advocate for issues such as affirmative action, workers' rights, and the rights of the accused. Her appointment to the Supreme Court was historic as she became the first Latina and the third woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. Her rulings have been closely watched and have had a significant impact on many areas of American law.
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