Sonia Sotomayor said she waited for 12 hours to get the Memorial Day phone call from President Obama confirming his plan to appoint her to the Supreme Court. When her cell phone finally rang and the White House operator said the president was on the line, "I had my left hand over my chest to calm my beating heart, literally," she said. Sotomayor's remarkably personal comments came in excerpts from an interview she gave to C-SPAN as part of its "Supreme Court Week" documentary series, which begins airing Oct. 4.
Sotomayor Recounts Getting White House Call in C-SPAN Interview
The National Law Journal
September 25, 2009
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