Sotomayor, Sonia

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Born: 1954 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist


1954 - Born in The Bronx, New York.

1976 - Graduating with a B.A. from Princeton University.

1979 - Sotomayor obtained her J.D. from Yale Law School.

1984 - Sotomayor then served as an Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney's Office, when she entered private practice in New York City.

1991 - On the 27th of November, Sotomayor was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by John M. Walker, Jr.

1992 - She was confirmed by the United States Senate on the 11th of August and received commission the next day.

1995 - On the 30th of March, she issued the preliminary injunction against Major League Baseball.

1997 - On the 25th of June, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the seat she now holds, which was vacated by J. Daniel Mahoney.

1998 - With solid Democratic support, and Republicans divided roughly equally, she was confirmed on the 2nd of October, and she received commission on the 7th of October.

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