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  1. Sonia Maria Sotomayor ( / ˈsoʊnjə ˌsoʊtoʊmaɪˈjɔːr /, Spanish: [ˈsonja sotomaˈʝoɾ]; [1] born June 25, 1954) [2] is an American lawyer and jurist who serves as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, and has served since August 8, 2009.

  2. Sep 01, 2021 · Sonia Maria Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, New York on June 25, 1954, to father, Juan Sotomayor and mother, Celina Baez. Both of her parents were born in Puerto Rico, moved to the United States, met after World War II, and married after Celina served in the Women’s Army Corps. Her father was a tool worker before passing away when Sotomayor was nine, and her mother worked as a nurse.

  3. Jun 23, 2016 · Sonia Sotomayor 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 was confirmed as the first Latina Supreme Court ...

  4. See all related content →. Sonia Sotomayor, in full Sonia Maria Sotomayor, (born June 25, 1954, Bronx, New York, U.S.), associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 2009. She was the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The daughter of parents who moved to New York City from Puerto Rico, Sotomayor was raised in a housing project in the Bronx.

  5. Feb 09, 2022 · Born to Puerto Rican parents in New York City, Sonia Sotomayor grew up in a housing project in the Bronx. At age eight, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, requiring daily insulin injections. Her father died the following year, leaving her mother to raise her and her brother alone.

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