Sonia Sotomayor

By; Claudia Munoz, Intro to Law, 6th period

About Sonia Sotomayer

  • Born in June 15, 1957
  • Still alive
  • One sibling Juan Sotomayor
  • Divorce Kevin Noonan
  • No children
  • Parents from Puerto Rico
  • Is Roman Catholic

Childhood to Now

  • Born in Bronx borough of New York City
  • Was first inspired to be a judge by the TV show Perry Mason
  • Graduated from Yale's Law School
  • Passed the Bar test in 1980
  • Became U.S District Court Judge in 1992
  • Was elected to the U.S Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998
  • In 2009 she was the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S History

Why Famous

  • First Hispanic U.S Supreme Court Justice
  • Third female justice in supreme Court Justice History
  • First Hispanic person to be appointed to the federal bench in New York

Why I Chose Her

  • Inspiration for Hispanic people trying to make it big
  • First Hispanic to be in the Supreme Court
  • Shows that everyone has a chance to make it big no matter the race
  • Shows people that are at the bottom that the still have a chance to make it big


"Sonia Sotomayor Biography." Ed. Editor. A&E Networks Television. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

"Sonia Sotomayor Fast Facts." CNN. Cable News Network. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.