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Justice Sonia Sotomayor Discusses Struggles, Achievements in Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) — United States Justice Sonia Sotomayor appeared at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills Saturday to discuss her new book “My Beloved World.”

Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and third woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court.

Her new book recounts her rise from a housing project in the Bronx to Princeton, to Yale Law School, to her jobs in the New York District Attorney’s office, private practice, and appointment to the bench.

The book touches on her sometimes painful and difficult childhood, her challenges with juvenile diabetes and her astonishing career.

Sotomayor was joined at the event by actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria, who founded a foundation that bears her name and helps Latinas build better futures through education and entrepreneurship.

Longoria is currently pursuing her masters in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge.

Sara Welch reports.