Sotomayor to Participate in Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Prepare for justice this New Year… Justice Sonia Sotomayor, that is.

The 59-year-old Puerto Rican U.S. Supreme Court justice, the first Hispanic justice, will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball during this year’s annual celebration, according to organizers.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sotomayor, who was appointed to the court in 2009, is a native of the Bronx.

The giant New Year’s Eve ball is covered in more than 2,600 crystal triangles and lit from within by more than 32,000 lights.

The ball drop will be covered live on networks including ABC, NBC, Fox and CNN.

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