Skip to comments.Sonia Sotomayor - Individual Profile
Posted on 06/08/2016 1:14:31 PM PDT by FR_addict
Former Board of Directors member of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund
Former judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1997
Supports affirmative action
Views America as a nation rife with discrimination against nonwhite minorities
Nominated for the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in May 2009; was sworn in as Associate Justice on August 8, 2009
Born in June 1954 to Puerto Rican parents who resided in the Bronx, New York, Sonia Sotomayor earned a bachelors degree from Princeton University in 1976. During her years at Princeton, she joined two campus organizations whose efforts were devoted chiefly to the celebration of nonwhite ethnic identities. She reminisces: The Puerto Rican group on campus, Acción Puertorriqueña, and the Third World Center provided me with an anchor I needed to ground myself in that new and different world. In April 1974, during her sophomore year, Sotomayor co-chaired Accion Puertorriquena.
Years later, in 1994, Acción Puertorriqueña, which remains active to this day, lobbied against Proposition 187, a ballot initiative designed to deny social-welfare benefits to illegal aliens in California; it also sponsored a 2003 event focusing on the alleged inequality that suppressed Latinos access to higher education throughout our nation; and it currently supports increased rights and privileges for illegal immigrants.
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Why was this not a reason to disqualify the woman as a nominee of the Supreme Court Judge. The Republicans are so afraid of being labelled racist that they allow racist judges into the Supreme Court.
It wasn't until Donald Trump's case that I started looking into these racist Hispanic groups.
In our complex world, I believe it is important to not overthink things.
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