Published July 10, 2009
Sun., July 12 at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. ET
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Nine men and women, appointed for life: In a nation run by the rule of law, they're the final word, an authority that even presidents must bow to.
Over the last century, the United States Supreme Court has used its power to become, arguably, the greatest force for political and social change in the United States. There's barely an aspect of our lives that hasn't been affected by its decisions.
Now, Judge Sonia Sotomayor could be America's next justice.
After President Barack Obama made his announcement, the broad outline of her biography was reported in papers across the world: Born immigrant parents, raised in humble surroundings, Princeton, Yale Law, lawyer, federal judge.
But do we really know the real Sonia Sotomayor? What made possible her rise so that she's now poised to be the first Latina on the highest court in the land?
This weekend, FOX News Reporting goes in-depth into her nomination, beginning with her compelling life story that was a key reason she was the president's first pick for the High Court.
Plus, we'll look ahead to Sotomayor's confirmation hearings: Will there be fireworks? Can her opponents derail her nomination?