Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor was born in a housing project in Bronx, New York to a Puerto Rican family, whose mother served in the military and father was a factory worker. She was raised Catholic by her mother. After the death of her father, she turned to the books through her mother's drive to have them educated. She had a good work ethic, and excelled in her classes, graduating as a valedictorian of her high school. She eventually went to Princeton University at the recommendation of her debate teacher, and eventually went on to Yale to finish up the law profession.

A heavy leftist, she primarily focuses on civil rights and cases. Her primary battles involve discrimination cases such as racial, gender, and disability cases and protection of rights against searches and seizures and personal liberties such as abortion. She is very committed to the community and promotion of females in the judicial systems.

Major Cases:

United States v. Santa

Herring v. United State

Primary Targets:

First Amendment - Speech, religion

Civil Rights

(www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Background-on-Judge-Sonia-Sotomayor/)

(web.archive.org/web/20090606001610/http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/judge-sotomayors-appellate-opinions-in-civil-cases)