“I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.”- Sonia Sotomayor
Raised in a Bronx project, Sonia Sotomayor is the U.S. Supreme Court's 111th justice. She is the first Hispanic and third female justice to the supreme court. Sonia Sotomayor was nominated by President Barack Obama in May 2009 to the Supreme Court and was confirmed by the Senate in August 2009 by a vote of 68-31. She replaced retired Justice David Souter to the Supreme Court.