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Sonia Sotomayor Keeps Promise To Address Hostos Community College Graduates

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When Sonia Sotomayor agreed to deliver last year's commencement speech at Hostos Community College, the school was thrilled. Her mother, Celina, had graduated from the college's nursing program in 1973, and Ms. Sotomayor was an exemplary role model, having traversed an invisible canyon -- from a Bronx housing project to Princeton University to a prominent seat on the federal bench.

But two weeks before the graduation last June, the judge was nominated by President Obama to the Supreme Court. The speech was scuttled.

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