Watch Sonia Sotomayor Recall Her First Day as a Supreme Courtroom Justice

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Red Table Talk: The Estefans say goodbye to 2020 with a bang.

For the last episode of the year of Gloria EstefanThe new Facebook Watch talk show, she and her co-presenters – daughter Emily and niece Lili Estefan– scored a rare interview with the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina to be named the nation’s highest court by the president Barack Obama in the year 2009.

“When I think of women I admire, this wild, fearless trailblazer is at the top of my list,” said Gloria in a teaser for the Wednesday December 2 episode. “One hundred and fifteen judges have served on the Supreme Court. Only five of them were women.”

Sotomayor was born in the South Bronx and grew up on a housing project near Yankee Stadium before working her way up the legal ladder.

In an exclusive sneak peek with E! News, Sotomayor remembers what it was like to start her new job. “My first day at the Supreme Court that I go to my office and sit in my office is a legal icon, a justice called Sandra Day O’Connor“Sotomayor says.” And she sat there and waited for me, and I was so surprised that such an important woman – she was the first female Supreme Court judge in 1981 and she’d been alone on the Supreme Court until then Ruth Bader Ginsburg came to court in the 1990s. “

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