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.