University of Michigan Law School
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Name Sotomayor, Sonia
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race Latino
Gender F
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Sotomayor, Sonia
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Sotomayor, Sonia
Born 1954 in Bronx, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 27, 1991, to a seat vacated by John M. Walker, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1992, and received commission on August 12, 1992. Service terminated on October 13, 1998, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 25, 1997, to a seat vacated by J. Daniel Mahoney. Confirmed by the Senate on October 2, 1998, and received commission on October 7, 1998. Service terminated on August 7, 2009, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 1, 2009, to a seat vacated by David H. Souter. Confirmed by the Senate on August 6, 2009, and received commission on August 6, 2009.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Tenth Circuit, August 17, 2009-present

Education:
Princeton University, B.A., 1976
Yale Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:
Assistant district attorney, New York County, New York, 1979-1984
Private practice, New York City, 1984-1992

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-NC-0005 : U.S. v. Comstock
CJ-NY-0005 : Muntaqim v. Coombe
ED-MI-0001 : Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by any Means Necessary (BAMN) v. Granholm
EE-NY-0206 : Martens v. Smith Barney
EE-NY-0207 : Hnot v. Willis Group Holdings
FA-CO-0006 : Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Sebelius
FA-IL-0013 : Wheaton College v. Sebelius
FA-OK-0001 : Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius
FA-WA-0001 : Doe v. Reed
IM-AZ-0013 : Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting
IM-CA-0059 : Costello v. Chertoff
IM-CT-0002 : Commercial Cleaning Services, L.L.C. v. Collin Services Systems, Inc
JI-CT-0003 : N.G. v. Connecticut
MH-CT-0001 : Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities v. Hartford Board of Education
PB-AL-0005 : Searcy v. Bentley
PB-AL-0008 : Strawser v. Strange
PB-UT-0001 : Kitchen v. Herbert
PC-AR-0014 : Holt v. Hobbs
PC-NY-0033 : Higgins v. Coombe
PC-NY-0034 : Kozlowski v. Coughlin
PN-ID-0001 : Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd
VR-NY-0350 : Hayden v. Pataki


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