Jenny Rivera

Professor of Law at the City University of New York Law School; clerk for Judge Sotomayor in 1993.

Jenny Rivera appears in the following:

Who is Sonia Sotomayor? Personal Views

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor grew up in the projects in the Bronx, then went on to Princeton and Yale Law School before working as a Manhattan DA and then a federal judge. Yale Law Professor and novelist Stephen Carter was in Sotomayor's law school class, now he teaches some of her opinions in her own classes. He'll join John and Farai to share his professional—and personal—perspective on the nominee. Also joining the conversation is Jenny Rivera who clerked for Sotomayor in 1993 and is now a law professor at the City University of New York Law School.

Click here for a slideshow of pictures from Sotomayor's life.


The Jurisprudence of Judge Sotomayor

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama is about to announce his Supreme Court pick: Sonia Sotomayor, the first American of Puerto Rican descent to be appointed to the Federal bench in New York City, now in the Appeals Court of the 2nd Circuit. Judge Sotomayor earned a reputation as a sharp, outspoken and fearless jurist, someone who does not let powerful interests bully, rush or cow her into a decision. For more about the potential Justice we turn to Jenny Rivera, who clerked for Judge Sotomayor in the Southern District of New York Court in 1992 and is now a professor at the City University of New York Law School and the Director of the Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality. We are also joined by Slate Magazine's Senior Legal Correspondent Dahlia Lithwick.


Breaking: SCOTUS Pick

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Live coverage of President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court -- federal appeals judge (and Bronx native) Sonia Sotomayor. Then, analysis with Jami Floyd, host of Best Defense on Tru TV; Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and founding editor of Double X; ...

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NY Judge Rises From Bronx Projects to Supreme Court Nominee

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New York judge Sonia Sotomayor is president Obama's pick for the Supreme Court. She's 54 years old and, if confirmed, she would be the third woman ever to serve and the first ever Hispanic. Sotomayor is a self-described "Nuyorican" and grew up in a Bronx ...