Associate Justice Sotomayor

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Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Vs. Chief Justice John G. Roberts After doing extensive research on each of the nine Supreme Court justices, I would have to say Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor inspired me the most. Sonia Sotomayor was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating Summa Cum Laude (the highest most honorable degrees). Three years after she earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District court, southern district of New York that she served from 1992-1998. In addition, she served as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the second circuit from 1998-2009. Shortly after President Barack Obama appointed her as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 2009. While doing research, I came across an article that automatically drew my attention to this particular judge. When you type in Sonia Sotomayor onto the Google search engine, positive statements and convincing headlines mark the page. I chose an article titled “ How Sonia Sotomayor is transforming the Supreme Court,” not for worst but for better. This article states how Sonia Sotomayor is not very liked by many Americans, but how she is also thought of as an positive influence to this society by “shaking up the worlds most staid and conservative institutions of the world” as stated by journalist Elias Isquith. Ricci V. De Stefano is one of Judge Sotomayor’s most famous high- profile cases. This case involves racial discrimination, about white firefighters in New Haven who were denied promotions after an investigation found that no black firefighters were eligible for progress. Judge Sotomayor joined an unsigned opinion of a panel consisting of 3 Judges of the appeals court that
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