Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Incumbent Assumed office October 7, 1998 Nominated by Bill Clinton Preceded by J. Daniel Mahoney Born June 25, 1954 (1954-06-25) (age 54) The Bronx, New York Nationality United States Alma mater Yale Law School (J.D.) Princeton University (A.B.) Religion Roman Catholic
She is of Porto Rican descent, and grew up in a tenement in the Bronx. She was born into a very humble background, yet managed to get a very good eduction. She is everything I want in a Supreme Court Judge. And when I first saw her name mentioned I let out a cheer. I have been hoping she would be President Obama's pick. This is the first news story I woke up to--her acceptance of the nomination. Next come the hearings. The Right Wingers will be going crazy trying to smear her in some way, but I don't think she'd have made it this far if she were smearable. She has everything that would make her a target for the White Men's Club that the justice system has always been. Now comes the swift-boating. Hang on Sonia is going to be a bumpy ride.