Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

The True American Dream

Book - 2010/07/06
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Depicts the life of the first Latina and third woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, from her South Bronx childhood through her legal career.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2010/07/06
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425234839
Branch Call Number: B SOTOMAYOR
Characteristics: 299 p


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Jul 04, 2011

The book provides ample evidence of Justice Sotomayor's persistence, charm, character, and intelligence. It details at some length her extensive legal experience and touches upon her relationships with family, friends, co-workers, subordinates and love interests (very briefly).
In my opinion, some of the detail was overly extensive. When she was a prosecutor, she prosecuted a serious murder case and that was discussed over many many pages. When she worked for a private firm on an illegal counterfeiting case, the author again chose to go into too much detail. And finally, when she ruled on the infamous baseball strike, the author chose to delve into that case for many pages. Perhaps other readers will be interested in those specifics but it wasn't important reading for me.
Although most readers probably heard her reaction to being nominated by President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court, it is a heartwarming story. She richly deserves the seat on the Supreme Court and I think she will be an excellent justice.


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