History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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

 

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