Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed as First Latina Supreme Court Justice

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The Senate just voted 68-31 in favor of confirming Judge Sonia Sotomayor, officially making her the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States

We were moved to tears here in the Latina offices, similarly to how we felt on the evening on Nov. 6, 2008, when Barack Obama became the first African American President. Sonia Sotomayor—like President Obama—has a history deeply rooted in perseverance, education and the love of family and country.

It's been a long time coming, but we are elated to know that Sotomayor's strength, conviction and wisdom will continue to inspire young women for generations to come. Her nomination proves to us all that no matter where we come from, or what obstacles we face, anything truly is possible.

Congratulations to our newest Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor!

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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