The Many Rabbis of Sonia Sotomayor

During a recruiting trip to Yale in 1979, District Attorney Robert Morgenthau ran into his friend José Alberto Cabranes in the hallway.
“You have any good students?” Mr. Morgenthau remembered asking Mr. Cabranes, a prominent Puerto Rican lawyer from New York who was then teaching at Yale and who is now a federal judge on the Second Circuit.
“I have one student who has never thought of being an assistant district attorney,” Mr. Morgenthau remembered Mr. Cabranes as saying. “But I think she’d be good. It would be good for your office and I think it would be good for her.”
It turned out to be very good for that student, Sonia Sotomayor, who on May 26, was nominated by President Barack Obama to be a Supreme Court justice of the United States.

The Many Rabbis of Sonia Sotomayor