Sonia Sotomayor, YLS '79, Confirmed to Supreme Court of the United States
Sonia Maria Sotomayor (Editor, Vol. 88, 1979) was confirmed as the 111th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States with a Senate vote on August 6, 2009. She becomes the first Hispanic, and third woman, to ever sit on the high court and joins fellow Journal alumnus Samuel Alito (Editor, Vol. 83-84, 1975) and fellow Yale Law School alumnus Clarence Thomas (1974).