Sonia Sotomayor: First Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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Lerner Publications, Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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When President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States, the country celebrated. Not only would the Supreme Court welcome its third woman justice but also its first Hispanic member. Many Americans saw the appointment of the first Hispanic justice as an important step in the civil rights movement.
 

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Contents

Childhood
7
College And Law School
16
Legal Career
20
Becoming A Judge
22
Nomination To The Supreme Court
26
The Confirmation Hearings
28
Life On The Supreme Court
32
Life Outside Work
37
Important Dates
41
Glossary
43
Source Notes
44
Selected Bibliography
45
Further Reading
46
Index
47
Acknowledgments
48
Back Cover
50

Fun Facts About Sonia Sotomayor
40

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