Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor applauds during a reception in her honor at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke with NPR in December at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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