About Judge Sonia Sotomayor

NAME -- Sonia Sotomayor

AGE-BIRTHDATE-LOCATION -- 54; June 25, 1954; New York, N.Y.

EXPERIENCE -- judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1998-present; judge, U. S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1992-1998; private practice, New York City, 1984-1992; assistant district attorney, New York County, 1979-1984

EDUCATION -- B.A., Princeton University, 1976; J.D., Yale Law School, 1979.

QUOTE -- "I don't believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it."
-- During a 1997 nomination hearing.

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