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U.S. President Barack Obama will appoint today Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States, according to an official of the White House. She will be, if confirmed, the first Hispanic judge to hold that position.
She will replace Justice David Souter, 69, appointed by George W. Bush in 1990 and who resigned a few weeks earlier.
Sonia Sotomayor will be 55 years next June, and was raised in the Bronx, a neighborhood in northern New York, by her parents from Puerto Rico. First appointed Federal judge by George Bush Sr. in 1991 then Judge of the Court of Appeal in New York by Bill Clinton in 1997, she is known for her professionalism and her center-left political positions.
Divorced and childless, she is passionate about her work. Some critics say that she is often too demanding and not accustomed to question her positions. The new guardian of the Constitution speaks often of the courts as "the last refuge of the oppressed" and is defined as a pragmatic "down to earth" woman.
Appointed for life, she will be the second woman among the Nine of the Court after Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 76 years, one of two oldest judges of the Court.Read »