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Posted: September 01, 2017

Sonia Maria Sotomayor

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22:  Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor receives the Leadership Award during the 29th Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Warner Theatre on September 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor receives the Leadership Award during the 29th Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Warner Theatre on September 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Sonia Maria Sotomayor -The Supreme Court's 11th Justice also became its first Hispanic when Sonia Sotomayor was elected to the bench in 2009. Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, Justice Sotomayor graduated from Princeton University and Yale Law School. Of her Latino roots she has said: "Although I am an American, love my country and could achieve its opportunity of succeeding at anything I worked for, I also have a Latina soul and heart, with the magic that carries."


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