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Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography

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Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography is an overview of Justice Sotomayor's life and career from her childhood to her ascent to the Supreme Court. It is also an early assessment of her performance on the court, her relationships with her colleagues, and the particular influence she is likely to exert on future decisions.

Sharing an inspirational, rags-to-riches story, the book begins with Sotomayor's childhood in an East Bronx housing project. It follows her to Princeton, where she was a...

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Overview

Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography is an overview of Justice Sotomayor's life and career from her childhood to her ascent to the Supreme Court. It is also an early assessment of her performance on the court, her relationships with her colleagues, and the particular influence she is likely to exert on future decisions.

Sharing an inspirational, rags-to-riches story, the book begins with Sotomayor's childhood in an East Bronx housing project. It follows her to Princeton, where she was a student activist, and to Yale Law School. Equally important to an understanding of this influential judge is the discussion of her career as a prosecutor for the City of New York and as a judge in the District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court. Examining her reputation as a tough but fair jurist, the book explores the influence of these years which, at the time of her appointment, established her as the only Supreme Court justice with experience as a trial judge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313398414
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
  • Pages: 195
  • Sales rank: 550,672
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Introduction ix

Timeline: Events in the Life of Sonia Sotomayor xiii

Chapter 1 Living the Dream 1

Chapter 2 Daughter of the Bronx 15

Chapter 3 Princeton Days 35

Chapter 4 Yale Law School 47

Chapter 5 New York DA 63

Chapter 6 Private Practice 81

Chapter 7 "You're Out!" 99

Chapter 8 "An Outstanding Hispanic Woman Judge" 117

Chapter 9 A Historic Choice 139

Chapter 10 Justice Sotomayor 157

Selected Bibliography 175

Index 187

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