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Sotomayor to launch New Year’s Eve ball-drop countdown at Times Square

Posted Dec 31, 2013 9:55 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, the Rockettes, Colin Powell and Muhammad Ali, one of the U.S. Supreme Court's best-known judges will push the ceremonial button on New Year's Eve to launch the ball-drop countdown to midnight in New York City's Times Square.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a native of the Bronx, will be the first member of the nation's top court to do the honors, reports CBS News.

"We are honored to have Justice Sotomayor join us as our special guest this year to lead the 60-second countdown to the New Year,” said Jeffrey Straus of Countdown Entertainment. “She is an inspiration to everyone determined to achieve their dreams in 2014.”

The New York Daily News, the New York Post and the New York Times (req. req.) also have stories.

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