Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, has had the following posts, having graduated from law school in 1979:
  • Editor of the Yale Law Journal
  • Assistant District Attorney in New York County
  • Partner at the commercial litigation firm of Pavia & Harcourt, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation
  • Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
While in private practice, Sotomayor was appointed in 1988 as one of the founding members of the New York City Campaign Finance Board, where she served for four years. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA), the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the foundation then known as the Maternity Center Association (now called Childbirth Connection).

Sotomayor was an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law from 1998 to 2007 and has been a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School since 1999. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University and a longtime fan of the New York Yankees.
Do you think she has trouble holding a job? I guess she will hold the new one for a while.

1 comment:

John Daly said...

I was struck by the comment attributed to Justice O'Conner that she had learned a great deal from Justice Marshall in the discussions with the Supreme Court as they reviewed cases. Perhaps similarly Judge Sotomayor could help the other judges to understand the experience of poverty and the experiences of our large Latino population if and when she is confirmed.