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10 Latinas making us proud & slaying 2016

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor is set to receive the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's prestigious Leadership Award on September 22nd.

In June, she challenged the criminal justice system in several dissents protecting the Fourth Amendment rights. “It is no secret that people of color are disproportionate victims of this type of scrutiny,” she wrote. The Bronx native, who has been on the Supreme Court bench since 2009, was clear in her support for the Black Lives Matter movement.