New York Stories: Sonia Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will reflect on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on American society from her unique vantage point as a native New Yorker who watched as her city and neighborhood were devastated, and then witnessed the city rebuild. The daughter of parents who had come to New York City from Puerto Rico, Justice Sotomayor grew up in the South Bronx. After graduating from Princeton University and Yale Law School, she started her legal career in New York as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan, moving into private practice and then serving, after nomination by President George H.W. Bush and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, as a Federal District Court judge. On 9/11, she was sitting as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in lower Manhattan. 

 

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