/ May 26, 2009

President Obama Nominates Sotomayor to Supreme Court

President Barack Obama this morning nominated Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Sotomayor attended Princeton University for her undergraduate education and recieved her J.D. from Yale University. Judge Sotomayor was nominated in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush to serve as a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, and in 1997 by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Judge Sotomayor was born in a housing project in the South Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, and if confirmed, she would be the first female Hispanic justice. She would fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice David Souter.

You can find a biography of Judge Sotomayor in the New York Times. For a list of cases the judge has decided, click here. (Fastcase subscription or 24 hour trial required).

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