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Sotomayor Returns to the Bronx, Tells Kids to Dream Big

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    Justice Sonia Sotomayor Encourages Kids to Dream Big

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was back in her native Bronx to read from her book and speak to young children, encouraging them to dream big. Kerry Washington moderated the event. Gaby Acevedo reports.

    (Published Friday, Jan. 25, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has returned to her old stomping grounds in the Bronx to speak to second-graders.

    • Scandal actress Kerry Washington accompanied Sotomayor on her visit.

    • The children asked questions about Sotomayor's motivation, how she makes decisions and former president Barack Obama.

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has returned to her old stomping grounds in the Bronx to speak to second-graders.

    Sotomayor and the actress Kerry Washington took questions from an audience of nearly 200 kids at a community college on Friday.

    The children peppered the justice with questions about what motivates her and how she makes important decisions.

    Their final question was about former President Barack Obama and what it was like to meet him when he appointed her to the court.

    Sotomayor said the Democrat was "never nasty" and did not criticize her or complain.

    She called him "as kind and gentle as the man you see on TV."

    The students didn't ask her about Republican President Donald Trump.

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