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11:17am November 10, 2012

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia_Sotomayor

Name: Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Title/Occupation: Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Organization: United States Supreme Court

What Makes The Person A Game Changer:  Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Sonia was born in The Bronx, New York City to parents of Puerto Rican descent.  She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and received her J.D. from Yale Law School where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.  While in law school, she was an advocate for the hiring of Latino faculty at both schools. After graduation, Sonia worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and then entered private practice.  While in private practice, she played an active role on the board of directors for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, the State of New York Mortgage Agency, and the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Sonia was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by President George H. W. Bush in 1991 and her nomination was confirmed in 1992. In 1997, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. On the Second Circuit, she heard appeals in more than 3,000 cases and wrote over 300 opinions.  In addition, she taught at the New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School.  In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  She is the Court’s 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice, and its third female justice.



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E.R. Barnette
E.R. Barnette
Prior to joining Politic365, E.R. Barnette spent nine years with Procter & Gamble. Barnette has a rich, diverse background in sales analytics as well as merchandising & marketing of Fortune 500 brands. Barnette has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in Communications/Media Production.




 
 

 
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