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High Court job tough on Sotomayor’s dating life

Being a U.S. Supreme Court justice has its benefits, but apparently a booming social life isn’t one of them.

The Court’s newest jurist, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, said she dated until the spring, when she was tapped by President Obama to take retired Justice David Souter’s seat on the nation’s highest court. Since then, though, her dating life has taken a bit of a hit.

“I understand from my girlfriends that I’ve been put on a most-eligible bachelorette list,” said Sotomayor in Puerto Rico, where she is spending the holidays, according to the New York Daily News. “But right now I pity the man who tries to find a minute in my schedule.”

She also is a little dismayed that the term “wise Latina,” which came from a past speech that was widely scrutinized during her confirmation hearings this summer, has been used by profiteers who have put the phrase on T-shirts and other products.

“When I spoke my words, I spoke them freely,” she said, according to the Daily News. “And I never intended for people to make money off them, because that seems wrong to me.”

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