Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court - Sonia Sotomayor, First Latina Supreme Court Justice

Title

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court - Sonia Sotomayor, First Latina Supreme Court Justice

Description

Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, serving since August 2009. She is the Court's 111th justice, it's first Hispanic justice and third female justice. 

Associate Justice Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university's highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. She served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.

Creator

SCOTUS

Date

2009

Source

https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/justice_pictures/Sotomayor_9841-001-Crop.jpg

Relation

Rights

Sources: Supreme Court of the United States of America http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx

Publisher

SCOTUS

Contributor

SCOTUS

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Criminal Justice

Coverage

SCOTUS

Files

Sonia_Sotomayor_in_SCOTUS_robe.jpg

Reference

SCOTUS, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court - Sonia Sotomayor, First Latina Supreme Court Justice, SCOTUS, 2009

Cite As

SCOTUS, “Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court - Sonia Sotomayor, First Latina Supreme Court Justice,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 11, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/203.