Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This is what we love about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

When people discuss President Obama's legacy, it is important to include the fact that he brought us Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. We've all be significantly impressed with her tenure so far - especially her insightful repudiation of Chief Justice Robert's opinion on the Voting Rights Act. 

But she was in Utah today and reminded us why we don't just respect her...we LOVE her!
During an informal question and answer session Wednesday at the University of Utah, Sotomayor didn't discuss any of the key issues before the Supreme Court the next session.

She instead focused on imparting the lessons she's learned during her life that began by growing up poor in a Bronx housing project through her 2009 appointment to the nation's highest court.

Sotomayor walked around while speaking, hugging and taking pictures with students whose questions were chosen. Sotomayor also went into the crowd to sit among giddy students.
Here's some of the reaction on twitter:

This woman is the full package: intelligence, strength, vulnerability and empathy. When I grow up, I want to be just like her :-)

1 comment:

  1. Muchísimas Gracias! / Many thanks for covering this. She is indeed a key part of the Obama legacy.