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Breaking in [electronic resource] : The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice. Joan Biskupic.

Biskupic, Joan. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780374712419 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: From a leading judicial biographer comes the untold story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justiceTo become the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor went against the odds. Her historic appointment in 2009—made by President Obama, whose own 2008 victory appeared improbable—flowed from cultural and political changes in America that helped lift up this daughter of a Puerto Rican nurse and a factory worker. Sotomayor saw opportunities and, with street smarts and savvy, she seized them. In Breaking In, journalist Joan Biskupic weaves a political narrative centered on Sotomayor's fortuitous timing and personal striving. From housing projects in the Bronx to Princeton University and Yale Law School, Sotomayor's life tracked the ascent of Latinos in America. Along the way, she elicited admiration and, as a self-described "affirmative action baby," resentment. At every step in her climb to the federal bench,...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1976 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Law.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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