Breaking in

Breaking in

The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

Book - 2014
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"Journalist Joan Biskupic weaves a political narrative centered on Sotomayor's fortuitous timing and personal striving. From housing projects in the Bronx to Princeton University and Yale Law School, Sotomayor's life tracked the ascent of Latinos in America. Along the way, she elicited admiration and, as a self-described "affirmative action baby," resentment. At every step in her climb to the federal bench, she almost did not make it. As Biskupic reveals with extensive research and reporting, Sotomayor developed the connections to navigate a system known for ravaging nominees, especially when race or ethnicity was an element. Obtaining close access to Sotomayor and interviews with the other justices, Biskupic shows how Sotomayor challenges an institution where justices, as a group, have been relatively bland and socially conforming even as they differ radically on the law. In a book that picks up where Sotomayor's bestselling memoir left off, Biskupic explores the difference this justice is making"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374298746
0374298742
0374712417
9780374712419
Branch Call Number: 921 Sotom
Characteristics: 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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