With President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden watching, new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor formally took her seat on the Court on Tuesday afternoon as Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. wished her a "long and happy career in our common calling." A beaming Sotomayor was joined in the courtroom by family, friends and a star-studded list of legal heavyweights, including her predecessor, David Souter.
Sotomayor Takes Her Seat on Supreme Court
The National Law Journal
September 9, 2009