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.
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.Here's some of the reaction on twitter:
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.
Justice Sotomayor has now wandered into the crowd to answer questions #SCOTUS @UUtah http://t.co/6LUqUvDaaj pic.twitter.com/cJAjeanVGC
— OpenSCOTUS (@OpenSCOTUS) January 28, 2015
Justice Sotomayor has such a warm presence. Greeting each student with a thoughtful answer and hug. #SotoSpeaks pic.twitter.com/9RBgNLaCmO
— Marissa Villaseñor (@marivillasenor) January 28, 2015
Justice Sotomayor sticking around posing for pics. #SotoSpeaks pic.twitter.com/8wdk8FVyL8
— University of Utah (@UUtah) January 28, 2015
Sonia Sotomayor sitting in the stands with 5th grade #AdelantePartnership students #SotoSpeaks #westsidepathways pic.twitter.com/4vVENkumOl
— Enrique Alemán Jr. (@EAlemanJr) January 28, 2015
"Don't lose your language, don't lose your culture. Written word is the most persuasive form of communication" #SotoSpeaks @UUtah
— Rachel Reeves (@mrspmparkinson) January 28, 2015
.@SotomayorScotus: You aren't stupid for asking a question. You are stupid if you have a question and don't ask it. #SotoSpeaks @UUtah
— Hinckley Institute (@hinckleyinst) January 28, 2015
When you disagree with someone, ask, "Why do you think that?" and listen. -Justice Sotomayor #SCOTUS @UUtah
— Michelle Olsen (@AppellateDaily) January 28, 2015
Speechless in all the best ways possible. Thank you Justice Sotomayor. #SotoSpeaks
— erk. (@erkminjarez) January 28, 2015
This woman is the full package: intelligence, strength, vulnerability and empathy. When I grow up, I want to be just like her :-)