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Sonia Sotomayor Powerpoint

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Sonia Sotomayor Sonia Sotomayor She was born June 25, 1954, in the South Bronx area of New York City. She was also the eldest of two, born to Juan and Celina Sotomayor.
Ella es de ascendencia puertorriqueña.
(She is of puerto Rican descent.) Education: During her time at Princeton University she became highly involved with the Puerto Rican groups on campus, including Accion Puertorriquena and The Third World Center. Later she was quoted saying it provided her "with an anchor I needed to ground myself in that new and different world." Cultural Influence: Sonia Sotomayor is famous because on May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his nomination of her for Supreme Court Justice. The nomination was followed through by the U.S. Senate in August of 2009 by a vote of 68 to 31. As a result Ms.Sotomayor, became the first hispanic woman to be a Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.
(Como Ms.Sotomayor resultado, se convirtió en la primera mujer hispana en ser juez del Tribunal Supremo en la historia de U.S.) What She is Known For: Working Her Way Up Biography.com Source: By Addie Gerszberg Image from Biography.com Durante muchos años, algunos de sus mayores logros fueron académico.
(Over many years, some of her greatest accomplishments were academic.) After graduating from Cardinal Spellman High School (also in the Bronx), she went to Princeton Universiy. There, she was highly successful and received the Pyne Prize, which is the highest award an undergraduate can receive at the university. In the same year of graduation she even made it to Yale Law School. She received her J.D. there. http://www.biography.com/people/sonia-sotomayor-453906
Nada más sacarlo de la escuela, Sonia empezó a trabajar en una empresa privada y después de cuatro años, pasó de socio a socio.
(Right out of school, Sonia started working at a private firm and after four years, went from associate to partner.) While working she also served on the board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, the New York City Campaign Finance Board, and State of New York Mortgage Agency.* Her work for the public caught the attention of NY senators. In 1992 President George H. W. Bush nominated her to be the U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York City. Even ending up in the U.S. Senate on August 11, 1992. When she joined the court, she was its youngest judge.* On October 3, 1998, she was elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals by President William Clinton. After all of this, she even began teaching at New York University in 1998 and at Columbia Law School in 1999 *taken directly from Biography.com
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