The Life of Sonia Sotomayor

A look back at Obama's Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor.

The Life of Sonia Sotomayor

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After President Obama announced Sotomayor as his pick for the Supreme Court, the event took an emotional turn as Sotomayor thanked her mother during her speech. "I stand on the shoulders of countless people, yet there is one extraordinary person who is my life aspiration. That person is my mother, Celina Sotomayor," she told the audience. Noting her mother's dedication and strong work ethic, Sotomayor added, "I have often said that I am all I am because of her, and I am only half the woman she is." (White House Photo)
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