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Justice Sotomayor visits 'Judge's Chambers' at Yankees game

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

A U.S. Supreme Court justice took time to cheer on a Judge.

Sonia Sotomayor attended Thursday’s night’s game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. The Hill, CNN, the Daily News, and ESPN have stories.

Sotomayor, a Bronx, New York, native and a die-hard Yankees fan, was spotted in a section of the right field stands nicknamed the Judge’s Chambers. The section is named for All-Star slugger Aaron Judge, who leads the American League with 37 home runs. Fans in the section don black robes with the Yankees logo and wave foam gavels.

Sotomayor did not speak with the media Thursday, but she told in 2012 that her love for the Bronx Bombers has never wavered.

“Having sat in the old Stadium bleachers anonymously, there is quite a chord that gets touched when you come back on a day like today and people are screaming out ‘justice’ or ‘Sonia’ and it brings a little bit of a tear to your eye,” Sotomayor said. “My life has changed so much and we have a new Yankee Stadium. But the spirit of the Yankees is still in the house. And it’s very moving for me and important to me, that the comfort that they gave me most of my life—in watching them most of the time win—continues.”

Sotomayor’s presence didn’t help Judge. He went 0-for-2 with two walks in the Yankees’ 6-2 win.

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