Just last week SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor was spotted cutting a rug at the Irish Channel Pub in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown. This week, she’s on the dance floor again, but this time the location is a bit more upscale.
From the Reliable Source at the Washington Post:
The annual gala of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts is known for drawing the stars — but a D.C. luminary outshone the Hollywood kind Tuesday night. Justice Sonia Sotomayor would have been the belle of the ball even if she had never left her table, so the room exploded when actor Esai Morales pulled the Supreme Court’s first Latino member onto the dance floor for an impressively confident salsa.
See the dance video, and the other legal stars at the party, after the jump.
We wouldn’t echo the Reliable Source in calling her salsa “impressively confident.” But if she looks a little awkward, her healing ankle may be to blame.
In addition to the dancing, Sotomayor mingled with TV legal star Jimmy Smits of L.A. Law. Check out other photos from the party at Washington Life Magazine’s website.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor dancing the mambo with Esai Morales [Vimeo via Washington Life]
Justice Sotomayor Dances With the Stars [Reliable Source/Washington Post]
Proud & Powerful Rub Elbows, Kudos at Hispanic Caucus Gala [Washington Post]
Earlier: The Eyes of the Law: Partying with Sonia from the Block
(R.I.P., Patrick Swayze.)