With complete Democratic support, and support from 25 Republican senators including Judiciary chair Orrin Hatch,  Sotomayor was confirmed on October 2, 1998, by a 67–29 vote.  She received her commission on October 7. 
2009 - Present: Associate justice, Supreme Court of the United States1998-2009: Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit1992-1998: Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York1984-1992: Private practice, New York, N.Y.
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Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954, in New York, New York. Her parents were born in Puerto Rico. Sotomayor graduated as valedictorian from Cardinal Spellman High School, a private Catholic school in New York City, in 1972. At the time of her confirmation, Sotomayor was the sixth sitting Catholic on the court, alongside Chief Justice John Roberts a...
Sotomayor is known to be a member of the court's liberal bloc. Recapping her first ten years on the court, Richard Wolf wrote in USA Todayin 2019 that "she has been a reliable member of the court's liberal wing." Oyez, a law project created by Cornell’s Legal Information Institute, Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law, said in 2019 that Sotomayo...
United States Supreme Court
On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama (D) nominated Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States to fill the seat of Justice David Souter. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of her confirmation on July 28, 2009, in a 13-6 vote with one Republican, Senator Lindsey Graham, voting in favor. Sotomayor was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 6, 2009, on a vote of 68-31. Sotomayor became the first Hispanic Supreme Courtjustice with her confirmation on August 6, 2009. She was...
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Sotomayor served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit from 1998 until her confirmation as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United Statesin 2009. On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D), Sotomayor was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit by President Bill Clinton (D) on June 25, 1997, to a seat vacated by Daniel Mahoney. Sotomayor was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 2, 1998, on a 67...
Southern District of New York
Sotomayor's appointment was held up for nearly a year under an anonymous hold, despite approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee and a Unanimously Qualified rating by the American Bar Association. Sotomayor was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 11, 1992, by unanimous consent, receiving her commission on August 12, 1992. When she joined the court, she was its youngest judge.
Opinions by year
Below is a table of the number of opinions, concurrences, and dissents that Sotomayor has issued since joining the Supreme Court according to the data on Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute and the website SCOTUSblog. This information is updated annually at the end of each term.
In the 2021 term, Sotomayor had the highest agreement rate with Elena Kagan. Sotomayor had the highest disagreement rate with Clarence Thomas. In the 2020 term, Sotomayor had the highest agreement rate with Stephen Breyer. She had the highest disagreement rate with Samuel Alito.The table below highlights Sotomayor's agreement and disagreement rates with each justice on the court during that term.
Frequency in majority
In the 2021 term, Sotomayor was in the majority in 58 percent of decisions. Sotomayor was in the majority the least often of the nine justices.In the 2020 term, Sotomayor was in the majority in 69 percent of decisions. Sotomayor was in the majority the least often of the nine justices. Since the 2011 term, Sotomayor has been in the majority more than 80 percent of the time five times. Across those terms, she has been in the majority an average of 77 percent of the time.
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Sep 01, 2021 · As the first Latina and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor has made an impact in and out of the courtroom. With her dedication to the judicial process and fighting spirit, Justice Sotomayor is an inspiration, especially for Americans who feel marginalized or underrepresented.
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.
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...
Mar 25, 2022 · Sonia Sotomayor is of neither the Republican Party nor the Conservative Party. Sonia Sotomayor Liberal Or Conservative. Sonia Sotomayor has been considered as someone who is liberal. Sonia Sotomayor Biography. Sonia Sotomayor grew up in the New York City borough of The Bronx. Her parents are Juan Sotomayor and Celina Báez. Sotomayor was raised a Catholic. She is a fan of the New York Yankees. Sonia Sotomayor’s father died when she was only nine.
What is Sonia Sotomayor's political party? The Supreme Court: Sonia Sotomayor was the first Puerto-Rican American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. She was nominated by President...