President Clinton nominated Judge Sonya Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1997; she was confirmed to the position by the Senate in 1998. Judge Sotomayor served on the U.S. Court of Appeals from 1998-2009. In 2009 President Barack Obama nominated Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States.
This collection contains biographical information of Sotomayor, her court opinions as Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and letters in support of her nomination. This collection also includes court records, correspondence, news clippings, articles, and emails concerning her nomination.
Note: These records were made available in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FOIA 2009-1007-F. To view the complete finding aid of this collection click here.
Collections within Sonya Sotomayor:
WHORM Subject Files
The White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) Subject File series is a document-level index maintained during the Clinton Administration which tracked some incoming correspondence and other documents as they were circulated throughout the White House and filed by WHORM. The records are tracked by an alpha/numeric code, and are listed as such.
Subject – Subject Code – File Number
White House Staff and Office Files
Staff and Office files were maintained at the folder level by staff members within their individual offices and document all levels of administration activity.
Email - Automated Records Management System
The email comes from two different databases. The first is the Automated Records Management System (ARMS) it contains email records of the executive office of the President. This system maintained unclassified Presidential email. The ARMS dataset is comprised of 6 sub-series or sections of email called “Buckets.” The buckets include NPR, OPD, POTUS, WHO, CEA, and Default. Email is arranged chronologically by creation date.
Date Range of Email:
Email - Tape Restoration Project
The second database of email is the Tape Restoration Project (TRP) it consists of recovered email from the Automated Records Management System from July 1994 through June of 2000. The TRP is a database that contains email records of the Executive Office of the President. This system maintained unclassified Presidential record email. The TRP dataset is comprised of 6 sub-series or sections of email called “Buckets.” The buckets include NPR, OPD, POTUS, WHO, CEA, and Default. Email is arranged chronologically by creation date.
Date Range of Email:
National Security Council (NSC) Cables, Email, and Records Management Systems (RMS)