Saturday, May 02, 2009
I just joined a Facebook group in support of Sonia Sotomayor for U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Sotomayor is reportedly on the Obama Administration's short-list for U.S. Supreme Court Justice. If nominated and confirmed, she will become the first Hispanic and third woman to ever serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sotomayor hails from the Bronx and is of boricua roots. It is about time to bring in a younger and more diverse group of judges to the U.S. Supreme Court y porque no bring in some change with a boricua with South Bronx roots.
Obama was elected to office on a ticket of change. Many Latinos and women voted for him. I hope and believe he has the same vision of change for the U.S. Supreme Court. Supposedly, this seat is going to be filled by a woman. I do hope it is a Latina.
Sonia Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954 in New York City. She was raised in the South Bronx by working class parents of Puerto Rican descent. She attended college at Princeton University. She also attended Yale Law School, where she distinguished herself as editor of the Yale Law journal. Following law school, Judge Sotomayor served as Assistant District Attorney under the prominent New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. After leaving the District Attorney's office and working in private practice for several years she was soon thereafter nominated to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In 1992, after being confirmed by the Senate, she became the first Hispanic federal level judge in New York. Then, under the Clinton Administration, Judge Sotomayor was nominated for the seat she currently holds, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
To join the Facebook group and support this Bronx boricua, go to