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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. 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 ...

  3. Sep 1, 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.

  4. Aug 8, 2009 · Sonia Sotomayor – the fearless federal trial court judge who saved Major League Baseball from a ruinous 1995 strike – entered the record book as the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the High Court. Sotomayor was born in the Bronx on June 25, 1954 to Juan Sotomayor and Celina Baez, both native Puerto Ricans.

  5. Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and receiving the Pyne Prize, the highest academic honor Princeton awards to an undergraduate.

  6. Apr 2, 2014 · 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 ...

  7. Feb 9, 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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