Wepa: Gotta Love Puerto Rico!

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Sonia Sotomayor

This "proud Latina" made history in 2009 when she was the first Hispanic person, and only the third woman, to be nominated to the Supreme Court. She didn't get her robes without a fight, though, and her nomination was held up by Republicans who felt her inclination as a woman and a second-generation Puerto Rican would affect her judicial objectivity. 

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