By Samantha Leal | 06/25/2013 - 13:19
Happy birthday, Sonia! The first Latina to join the Supreme Court, this “wise Latina” has definitely left her mark. We’re celebrating with these 10 fun facts about Justice Sotomayor. Read on!
1. She’s a comic book hero!
Sotomayor got the Wonder Woman treatment in 2010, when her story was made into a comic book series that also featured other notable women such as Hillary Clinton. Not too shabby!
By Jill Pankow | 11/13/2012 - 10:24
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave a shout out to Latina girl power when she visited the set of Sesame Street recently to talk about careers.
“A career is a job that you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time,” explained the Puerto Rican Judge to Abby Cadabby. Even though Prince Harry remains on the market, the Sesame Street character must have still been a bit confused about what a career is when she expressed her interest in starting a career as a princess.
By Jill Pankow | 02/09/2012 - 10:43
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is most recently using her vast knowledge and experience to dole out guidance and make rulings not in a courtroom, but on Sesame Street. Currently serving as the first Hispanic on the high court since President Barack Obama appointed her in 2009, this Puerto Rican is lending herself to the popular children’s show’s Youtube page according to Huffington Post.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/17/2009 - 16:20
Last week, during George Lopez's HBO special Tall, Dark and Chicano, he forcefully warned all of the Republicans who voted against Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court: "To all of you who voted no, I'd like to take this opportunity to say: You'll never get the Latino vote now. You won't win a pinche pie-eating contest!" This got us thinking about the real-world ramifications of the Sotomayor vote in the upcoming 2010 elections.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/10/2009 - 09:37
With her left hand planted firmly on a Bible held by her 82-year-old mother Celina, Judge Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in on Saturday, Aug. 8, as the first Latina Supreme Court justice of the United States of America.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/07/2009 - 13:49
Jon Stewart took some time on The Daily Show yesterday to examine the statements made by U.S. Senators with regards to Judge Sonia Sotomayor's impending confirmation to the Supreme Court. He noted that it seemed impossible for anyone, Republican or Democrat, to get away from identity politics and acknowledge the fact that—while Sotomayor happens to Latina—she is also imminently qualified for the position she now holds.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2009 - 12:45
As I said before, I still don't feel as though I've learned many new things about Sonia Sotomayor this week, even though her Senate confirmation hearings just ended. I have, however, learned more about the law and our constitution and that is all thanks to Sotomayor's measured, thoughtful and yes, "wise" responses to the questions posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/04/2009 - 12:20
Supreme Court Justice David Souter's imminent retirement has given the Obama administration a chance to do something that has never been done before: Appoint a Latina to the Supreme Court. And chances are looking good for NYC native Sonia Sotomayor.