TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Dec 31, 2013

Justice Sonia Sotomayor will make history again tonight, as the first U.S. Supreme Court justice to press the crystal button to release the ball to drop in Times Square, marking the new year. Sotomayor, who is from New York City, was selected because of her inspirational story of rising from a humble background to become the first Hispanic justice on the court, said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance. She has encouraged others to dream big, a nice message for a new year, he said. The New York Times has more.