Sonia Sotomayor was born in The Bronx, New York City, in June 1954. Her father died when she was nine, and her mother raised her. After high school graduation, she entered Princeton University where she in 1976 graduated Summa Cum Laude and in 1979 received her J. D. from Yale Law School.
Racism had tainted her life from the very beginning. During her childhood she attended a one-room school for blacks only. She was only allowed to attend school for a short time due to the ailing health of
She was responsible, stood up to Trujillo, and followed her dreams to go to college and obtain a
Through it all she still excelled in high school and was an excellent basketball player, while using these things as a means of escape from the violence that surrounded her. She decided to spend the summer in New Orleans. She worked in a chicken factory as a strike breaker then found work in a restaurant making more money than she ever had before.
Specifically, when her mom left the kids alone with her father. "Before mom left, she gave me two hundred dollars. That was plenty... I did the math... I worked up a budget and calculated...I bought food and made meals for Brian, Maureen, and me." (Walls 209-210). She was accountable for keeping up with budgeting and raising her siblings on her own. These tasks an adult would do, and when she grew older, she knew how to take care of herself because of her experience when her mom left the kids alone (Walls
No one has any idea of what the new supreme court will be like every time they are chosen. Even the presidents and officials who appoint them can only presume what kind of future the new supreme court holds. A good example would be Sonia Sotomayor, the first latino justice chosen by president Barack Obama who chose her because he felt that she had a bright future, but in reality she didn’t really stand out much. She is often compared to the first African American and first female justice, who did in fact break racial and gender barriers but weren’t generally seen as intellectual leaders. A trend in the recent decades displays that presidents typically nominate candidates with high academics, judicial resumes, a history of controversial speeches,
In the United States there are three branches to our national government. The Judicial Branch deals with upholding the law and at times interpreting the law. The Judicial Branch is tiered, having several levels of courts, of which the Supreme Court is the highest. The Supreme Court is composed of nine justices who are tasked with hearing important cases and reviewing, when the need arises, certain laws. The level of work, intelligence, and skill required of those who sit as justices in this court is demanding, and only the best can even qualify for the job. One current Justice is Sonia Sotomayor. Her life is the perfect example of how a justice should be.
After so many years of being subjected by other people, she finally took her life into her own hands and made an attempt to be happy.