Sonia Sotomayor was born June 25, 1954, in the Bronx, New York. Her desire to be a judge was first inspired by the TV show Perry Mason. She graduated from Yale Law School and passed the bar in 1980. She became a U.S. District Court Judge in 1992 and was elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998. In 2009, she became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.
Dolores Huerta: Receives President Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama? The Presidential Medal of Freedom stands as the highest honor a civilian can receive from the President of the United States. She is an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.