Now she can be addressed as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The first Hispanic on the Supreme Court was sworn in at noon Saturday before a nationwide television audience by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., with her mother holding the Bible. The judicial oath, which has remained roughly the same since the Judiciary Act of 1789, was full of phrases that seemed to resonate for Sotomayor in particular, given the confirmation debate over the role of empathy in her decision-making.
Sotomayor Sworn In as 111th Justice
The National Law Journal
August 10, 2009