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Sotomayor returns to the Bronx, tells kids to dream big

January 25, 2019 - 5:14 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has returned to her old stomping grounds in the Bronx to tell second-graders to dream big.

Sotomayor and the actress Kerry Washington took questions from an audience of nearly 200 kids at a community college on Friday.

The children peppered the justice with questions about what motivates her and how she makes important decisions.

Their final question was about former President Barack Obama and what it was like to meet him when he appointed her to the court.

Sotomayor said the Democrat was ``never nasty'' and did not criticize her or complain.

She called him "as kind and gentle as the man you see on TV.''

The students didn't ask her about Republican President Donald Trump.