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January 14, 2013 Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she wrote her autobiography, My Beloved World, to encourage "ordinary people" like herself to succeed. Legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg sat down with Sotomayor to talk about the book, her family and her career. Sotomayor talks about how she worked her way up the ladder in school — starting out in fifth grade by chasing gold stars.
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, late 1970s.
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January 12, 2013 Interactive: Sonia Sotomayor shares intimate details about her life along with personal family photos. From a diabetes diagnosis to her father's alcoholism and her cousin's overdose, it was a long road to the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor applauds during a reception in her honor at the White House.
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January 12, 2013 In Sonia Sotomayor's new memoir, My Beloved World, the associate Supreme Court justice opens up about her childhood in the Bronx. NPR's Nina Totenberg calls it a moving and unexpectedly personal look at the court's first Hispanic justice.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke with NPR in December at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
January 12, 2013 Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is open about how she benefited from affirmative action, how she came to terms with her diabetes and the "out-of-body experience" of being appointed to the high court. Sotomayor spoke with NPR just before the release of her new autobiography.
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