We apply law to facts. We don't apply feelings to facts.
Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see.
It's not the heart that compels conclusions in cases, it's the law.
I firmly believe in the rule of law as the foundation for all of our basic rights.
Although I grew up in very modest and challenging circumstances, I consider my life to be immeasurably rich.
I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.
Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,' in most instances they're not even law.
I stand on the shoulders of countless people, yet there is one extraordinary person who is my life aspiration - that person is my mother, Celina Sotomayor.
Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.
This wealth of experiences, personal and professional, have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives that present themselves in every case that I hear.