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Thursday June 2, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Received $1.2 Million in Advance

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Received $1.2 Million in Advance

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The memoirs of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reportedly garnered the Justice more than $1 million, according to the Associated Press.

The book, which will be simultaneously released in both English and Spanish, will detail her life from her early years living in a housing project in the South Bronx to her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Knopf Doubleday Publishing has given the Justice $1.2 million in advance, much like Justice Clarence Thomas received in ahead of the 2007 release of his book, “My Grandfather’s Son.”

Sotomayor was appointed to her current position in 2009, becoming the first Latina to hold a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, and only the third female in U.S. history.