Sotomayor Holds Court on Sesame Street…

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is holding court on Sesame Street…

The 57-year-old Puerto Rican Associate Judge, the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court, heard the case of Goldilocks v. Baby Bear in a new video on the Sesame Street Youtube page.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Over a cup of coffee with her friend Maria, Justice  Sotomayor—who has served on the Supreme Court since her appointment by President Obama in August 2009—doled out some justice in the case.

“Does the Justice think it was right for Goldilocks to come into my house — uninvited, mind you — sit in my chair and break it?” Baby Bear asked Sotomayor, who replied, “I’m not sure” and said she needed to hear from Goldilocks.

Goldilocks led with an apology—hardly a strong defense strategy—before saying she “didn’t mean to break it” and adding that she “was tired and it was the only chair that fit just right.”

But the argument stuck with Sotomayor, who told Baby Bear that “it was an accident” that Goldilocks broke the chair. “And accidents do happen,” she noted. When Baby Bear noted that his chair was still broken, Sotomayor told Goldilocks to help him glue it back together.

The 42nd season of Sesame Street will focus on science, math and engineering education.

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