Sotomayor joins Supreme Court bench
After speculation, questioning, and Senate votes, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has officially taken her seat on the United States Supreme Court -- the first Latina and third woman to serve in that role. And we couldn't be more excited to see her there.
Although she took her oath and became a member of the court in early August, yesterday's investiture ceremony served as the first time Sotomayor has been able to join her fellow justices in the court's chambers. And that meant a ritual filled with tradition, a repeat of the official oath, and an incredibly proud family looking on.
But the excitement and ceremony won't last long. Work continues for the justices today, when they'll begin hearing cases.
Congratulations, Justice Sotomayor!