President Barack Obama talks with Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Official White House Photo: Pete Souza
“If you live in the sting, you will undoubtedly fail. My way of getting past the sting is to say, ‘No, I’m just not going to let this get me down.'”

– Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Sotomayor is used to be being first. She is the first Hispanic and only the third woman to serve on the court, and is well-regarded for her toughness (she often is the lone voice on a given side of a Supreme Court decision). Her advice to others breaking ground rings true whether you’re a Supreme Court justice or venturing out to new creative territory.

Quote via NPR’s interview with Sotomayor.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

  • Mike Lambert

    I’m curious if you can give examples of 8-1 Supreme Court decisions where she was the 1 vote.

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