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Sotomayor Begins First Term on Supreme Court

Political scientist Victoria DeFrancesco-Soto says the justice brings more than legal experience to the bench.

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October 5, 2009 | by Brendan Cosgrove

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EVANSTON, Ill. --- This Monday (Oct. 5) marks the official beginning of Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s first session on the United States Supreme Court. Victoria DeFrancesco-Soto, assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, discusses Sotomayor's impact on both the court and the Latino community.

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