Politics & Government

May 27, 2009

Sotomayor's diabetes helps shape views on discrimination

Judge Sonia Sotomayor must inject herself regularly with insulin, a regime that keeps her diabetes at bay but that helps shape her approach to discrimination issues. In 2001, for instance, Sotomayor ruled that a dyslexic woman who'd failed the New York state bar exam five times should get four days instead of two to take the rigorous test.

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