Residents: Sotomayor is an inspiration

Some Bronx residents were thrilled President Barack Obama chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the vacant Supreme Court seat Tuesday.Bronx neighbors who live at

THE BRONX - Some Bronx residents were thrilled President Barack Obama chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the vacant Supreme Court seat Tuesday.

Bronx neighbors who live at the Bronxdale Houses, where Sotomayor grew up, say they are proud to see a borough native meet such success. If confirmed, Sotomayor would be the first Hispanic to sit on the Supreme Court and the third woman to hold the position.

Sotomayor referred to herself as "a kid from the Bronx" in her speech Tuesday and credited her New York City roots with shaping her into the judge she is. Bronx residents say Sotomayor is a model of the American dream realized and is an inspiration to them and their children.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 2 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day
VIDEO: Nonprofit opens food pantry at East Bronx 3 VIDEO: Nonprofit opens food pantry at East Bronx Academy
Sherlin Camacho died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center 4 ME rules death of 3-month-old Bronx girl a homicide
The Buzz: Bronx 3-month old dies after alleged 5 The Buzz: Bronx 3-month old dies after alleged abuse

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE