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The Resource Breaking in : the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice, Joan Biskupic

Breaking in : the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice, Joan Biskupic

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Breaking in : the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice
Title
Breaking in
Title remainder
the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice
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Joan Biskupic
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eng
Summary
"From a leading judicial biographer comes the untold story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice. To become the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor went against the odds. Her historic appointment in 2009--made by President Obama, whose own 2008 victory appeared improbable--flowed from cultural and political changes in America that helped lift up this daughter of a Puerto Rican nurse and a factory worker. Sotomayor saw opportunities and, with street smarts and savvy, she seized them. In Breaking In, 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"--
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contains biographical information
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Biskupic, Joan
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plates
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Sotomayor, Sonia
  • Hispanic American judges
  • Women judges
  • Judges
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Breaking in : the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice, Joan Biskupic
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374298746
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024100199
System control number
(OCoLC)869263675
Label
Breaking in : the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice, Joan Biskupic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374298746
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024100199
System control number
(OCoLC)869263675

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