Sud­den­ly Sonia: Is Sonia Sotomay­or Supreme Court-bound? Bronx judge Sonia Sotomay­or would be first Lati­na on Supreme Court if she replaces Jus­tice Souter



On April 30, 2009,  it was report­ed that Supreme Court Jus­tice David Souter would retire.  Sonia Sotomay­or is a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sec­ond Cir­cuit, in Man­hat­tan. Sotomay­or is the first Puer­to Rican woman to serve as a U.S. Cir­cuit Court judge.  Since 2008 she has been  spec­u­lat­ed to be on Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma’s short list of poten­tial nom­i­nees to the Supreme Court.