Sonia Sotomayor

Born:June 25, 1954 (age 67)
Career:U.S. Supreme Court, 2009-present
Education:B.A., Princeton University
J.D., Yale Law School

Sonia Sotomayor is an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving since August 2009. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice and third female justice of the Supreme Court.

Sotomayor was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1976 from Princeton University and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979.

Sotomayor served as assistant district attorney in the New York County district attorney's office from 1979-1984. She then served as an associate and then partner in a New York law firm from 1984-1992. From 1992-1998, she served in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. From 1998-2007, she was an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. She also served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998-2009, the first Latina to serve on that court.


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