HNBA Commission on Latinas in the Profession National Study and Report

April 28 2016 at 05:00 am    

“1 out of 111” denotes the first and sole Hispanic on the United States Supreme Court in 220 years of the Court’s existence. Of 110 Associate Justices since 1798, with 17 serving as Chief Justices—no Latinas/os ever had been nominated or confirmed before Justice Sonia Sotomayor on August 8, 2009. That the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice is a Latina lawyer, simply stated, is incredible and defies the numbers. There are only 13,000 Latina lawyers in the United States today.