On May 26, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor was nominated by President Barack Obama as a Supreme Court Justice. Sotomayor was the first Latina woman to receive this nomination and appointment. Sotomayor was raised in a housing project in the Bronx, New York, with a mother determined to educate her children. Sotomayor recalled that, “…we were the only kids I knew in the housing projects to have an Encyclopedia Britannica.” Sotomayor earned a BA at Princeton University and her law degree from Yale Law School. She was the first Latina and the third woman on the Supreme Court.
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