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Book: Justice Sotomayor's confirmation interfered with her salsa dancing lessons


The new book Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge, by Frederic Block, says Sonia Sotomayor's transition into life as a Supreme Court Justice wasn't a smooth one. It was apparently a total pain in the ass as far as her social life was concerned.

"She was happy with her lifestyle. As a single woman, she enjoyed dating and taking her salsa lessons," he writes.

But Sotomayor accepted, telling Block that the "pressure from the Hispanic community was too great" to say no. ...

As Sotomayor expected, her life did change. Block writes that after her first year on the court, she told him "her social life had crashed. The dance lessons had stopped... She had to deal with her celebrity, which she said took up about 40 percent of her time."

Disrobed published today.

[U.S News & World Report]

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