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Sotomayor’s Caribbean Christmas vacation

It’s won’t be a snowy Christmas for Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The Supreme Court’s newest juror is spending the holidays with her family in the balmy warmth of Puerto Rico.

Sotomayor hails from New York, but she was met with a warm welcome yesterday when she landed on the Caribbean island, where she’ll spend the holidays with family. (Both of her parents were born in Puerto Rico and moved to New York during World War II.)

According to the Associated Press, she told reporters at San Juan’s international airport, in Spanish: “My mother and I want to extend a warm embrace to our beloved island of Puerto Rico.”

She answered only one question: what she planned to do during her trip.

“I am going to eat mofongo,” Sotomayor said, referring to the plantain dish.

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